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Joliet man who police shot is out of hospital

He faces multiple charges related to incident

Kevin C. Robinson, 26, is charged with being an armed habitual criminal, unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated battery, two counts of domestic battery, aggravated fleeing from police and two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Kevin C. Robinson, 26, is charged with being an armed habitual criminal, unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated battery, two counts of domestic battery, aggravated fleeing from police and two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol.

JOLIET – The man who was shot twice last week by a police officer he was allegedly pointing a gun at has been released from the hospital.

Kevin C. Robinson, 26, of Joliet was released Thursday from Good Samaritan Hospital and taken by ambulance to the Will County jail around 7:30 p.m., according to police Cmdr. Al Roechner.

Robinson is being held on $1 million bond. He is charged with being an armed habitual criminal, unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated battery, two counts of domestic battery, aggravated fleeing from police and two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, Roechner said.

On June 4, Robinson was driving with a woman when their argument became physical and he attacked her, police said. The woman escaped the car and called police, who found Robinson with the vehicle at his house.

Police said Robinson refused to pull over and engaged officers in a brief car chase that ended when he struck a utility pole at Chicago Street and Mills Road.

Chief Brian Benton said last week that Robinson, a known gang member, pointed a gun at a uniformed officer when he fled the car.

The officer, who has not been identified, remains on administrative leave during the investigation, which Benton said Wednesday is standard department policy.

In May 2006, Robinson was arrested following a drive-by shooting at Adler Street and Lawton Avenue where the victim was not injured.

He served a jail term of 11 months in 2010 and 2011 for aggravated fleeing from police, according to reports.

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