A 26 year old Kenosha man told police he has a concealed carry license and was trying to shoot out the back tire of his gold Chrysler Sebring as it was being stolen by a stranger. One of the six bullets he fired hit the driver, a 13 year old girl, in the back, according to police. Medical staff at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee say the 13 year old girl is well and expected to live, with no chance of paralysis.
Today, Robinson was charged with first degree reckless injury – use of a dangerous weapon, and endangering safety by reckless use of a firearm. He faces a maximum of 40 years behind bars.
Rodney Robinson told police a story that matched with the surveillance camera footage from the gas station. He saw his car being driven away and chased it telling the thief to “stop.” After the vehicle didn’t stop, he opened fire with a Glock 19 (9mm). He told police we wanted to protect his property. The 13 year old was with a friend at the time who tried to stop her from stealing the car according to the criminal complaint.
The Kenosha prosecutor, Margaret Drees asked the court for a $25,000 bond saying that the allegations are “very serious”. Robinson’s attorney asked for a signature bond with house arrest stating his minimal criminal history. Robinson has a possession of THC conviction in Georgia according to Drees.
Kenosha Court Commissioner Loren Keating echoed Drees’ statements calling the allegations “extremely disturbing.” He set Robinson’s bond at $35,000 and ordered that he not possess weapons, and not contact the 13 year old or her friend that was present. He is also to stay away from the Mobile gas station.
Robinson is scheduled to be in court July 27, 2021 for his preliminary hearing.