The unarmed Wisconsin teenager who was shot to death last night during a confrontation with a Madison cop pleaded guilty last year to armed robbery and recently began serving a three-year probation term for that felony conviction, court records show.
Umm, Armed robbery?
According to police, an officer responded Friday to a 911 call about a
man who had assaulted a victim and was dodging cars in traffic. The cop
followed the suspect into a nearby apartment, where the man allegedly
struck the officer in the head, knocking him to the ground. During an
ensuing struggle, patrolman Matt Kenny fatally shot the suspect.
Family and friends have identified the victim as Anthony “Tony”
Robinson, a 19-year-old Madison resident. “The initial finding at the
scene did not reflect a gun or anything of that nature that would have
been used by the subject,” said Madison Police Chief Mike Koval.
Robinson’s mother, Andrea
Irwin, said that, “My son has never been a violent person. And to die in
such a violent, violent way, it baffles me
Robinson, pictured above, was arrested last April following an armed home invasion at a Madison residence,
Oh wait that’s armed robbery while doing a home invasion. I see not violent at all.
according to police records. Cops were called to the scene around 6
AM by a neighbor who “spotted several men, one of them armed with a long
gun, entering an apartment building,” according to a police report.