Police Shoot Parolee After Pursuit In Wilkinsburg

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police shot a wanted parolee in Wilkinsburg on Monday.

Around 5:30 a.m. officers attempted to apprehend parole violator Todd Anthony Robinson, 39, in the McDonald’s restaurant parking lot on Penn Avenue.

Robinson entered his parked vehicle and quickly backed into a Wilkinsburg police car twice in the McDonald’s lot.

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Officers opened fire and the suspect fled west on Penn Avenue in his vehicle, striking a pole in the 7600 block of Penn Avenue.

Police found Robinson hiding nearby, bleeding from a gunshot wound. He is currently listed in critical condition, but is expected to survive.

Robinson is currently on parole following a conviction for a 1995 homicide.

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  1. David Colton says:

    Too Bad the officers aim was off a little, that happens sometimes when officers are required to aim for “center mass.” Being retired, I don’t have to go by those rules anymore. Now the taxpayers get to fund his existence again. Well, it isn’t over yet. He could develop complications and/or an infection while in the hospital.
    Q: How does one get parole for a homicide? Manslaughter, maybe. NO convicted murderer should ever be eligible for parole-period! IMHO.

    1. “How does one get parole for a homicide?”
      My thoughts exactly.

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