On Sunday June 4th, 2017, at approximately 11:00 p.m., an off-duty Detroit police officer left a store, the Motor City Market located at 2313 Gratiot Avenue, and was approached by a man armed with a gun who demanded his property. The police officer and the gunman exchanged gunfire.
The officer was shot at least twice, once in the foot and also in the abdomen, during the attempted robbery. The police officer sustained a non-fatal wounds and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The off-duty Detroit police officer returned gunfire, shooting and killing the gunman.
Robinson, who is alleged to have been a participant in the armed robbery, approached the wounded officer and took his department issued handgun and cellphone. Detroit police investigation led to the arrest of the defendant.
Keevon Robinson has been charged with Armed Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery. Robinson was arraigned this afternoon and the magistrate set a $1 million cash bond. The probable cause hearing is on June 14, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. ; the preliminary examination is on June 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in 36th District Court.