- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man shot by police after allegedly ramming a cruiser in a Pittsburgh suburb and fleeing will face charges including aggravated assault.

Allegheny County homicide officials said Tuesday that 39-year-old Todd Robinson will also face reckless endangering, fleeing and eluding police and other counts.

Police said Robinson was on parole for a 1995 homicide conviction when Wilkinsburg officers tried to arrest him on an unspecified parole violation Monday morning in a McDonald’s parking lot.

County police allege that Robinson jumped in his car, backed up and twice rammed a Wilkinsburg cruiser before driving away. That’s when officers fired, wounding him.

Robinson remains hospitalized and it’s unclear whether he has an attorney; the public defender’s office didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.


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