Rashun Robinson faces number of charges in shooting of NYPD Officer James Li in Crown Heights

Rashun Robinson allegedly opened fire on officers James Li and Randy Chow Wednesday night in Crown Heights, injuring Li. (2/27/14)

CROWN HEIGHTS - The man arrested in yesterday's shooting of an NYPD officer is now facing a number of charges.

Rashun Robinson, 28, allegedly opened fire on officers James Li and Randy Chow Wednesday night in a White Castle parking lot on Utica Avenue and Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights. The officers had been chasing Robinson and another suspect for allegedly getting onto a bus through the rear door without paying the fare. Li was shot in the leg and the two suspects took off. 

Two off-duty EMTs, Khadijah Hall and Shaun Alexander, were nearby and administered first aid to Li and pointed responding officers in the direction Robinson fled. He was arrested nearby.

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Robinson now faces a number of charges, including attempted murder, assault on a police officer and criminal use of a firearm. Li remains hospitalized in stable condition at Kings County Hospital.

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