A Chicago man has been sentenced to Natural Life in prison for shooting multiple times at four Chicago Police Officers who were responding to a call of a man with a gun near a hot dog stand on the cityâ€™s South Side, according to the Office of Cook County Stateâ€™s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
Glenn Robinson, 42, was previously convicted of three counts of Attempted Murder of a Police Officer and one count of Attempted Murder for firing a gun more than 15 times during a late-night foot chase with the four officers in September of 2012. The officers were responding to a call of a suspicious person wearing a mask near the Maxwell Street hot dog stand in the 7400 block of South State Street when the incident began.
According to prosecutors, police arrived on the scene and observed the defendant wearing a mask and brandishing a gun toward an unknown individual next to the hot dog stand. After two responding tactical officers announced their office and told him to drop the weapon, Robinson turned toward the officers and fired multiple shots at them. Robinson then fled on foot toward the Dan Ryan Expressway and continued firing at the officers.
The responding officers pursued Robinson and exchanged gunfire. Robinson also fired at two uniformed officers who responded to the scene before fleeing through several residential yards and then being captured by officers on a porch trying to enter a residence. Police recovered the defendant’s gun, mask, gloves and black hoody in a gangway near the residence where he was arrested.
Cook County Judge Joseph Claps sentenced Robinson to a term of Natural Life in prison during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago.
Stateâ€™s Attorney Alvarez thanked Assistant Stateâ€™s Attorneyâ€™s Thor Martin and Jacqueline Kwilos as well as the Chicago Police Department for their work on the case.