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Anthony Robinson | Cook County Sheriff’s office

Man gets 55 years for fatal New Year’s Day shooting in Bronzeville

SHARE Man gets 55 years for fatal New Year’s Day shooting in Bronzeville
SHARE Man gets 55 years for fatal New Year’s Day shooting in Bronzeville

A man convicted of chasing down and fatally shooting a man in Bronzeville on New Year’s Day 2013 was sentenced to 55 years in prison on Friday.

Judge James Obbish previously found Anthony Robinson, 23, guilty of first-degree murder on Dec. 12, 2014, after a bench trial, according to court records.

Officials claimed Robinson shot 28-year-old Kevin Jemison in in the 4500 block of South Champlain Avenue as he walked with a friend about 2:45 p.m. Jan. 1, 2013, authorities said.

Prosecutors said Robinson exited a car that had been following the pair and opened fire. Jemison attempted to run away, but Robinson shot him, then stood over his body and shot him several more times, prosecutors said.

Jemison, of the 4700 block of South Michigan Avenue, later died at the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Robinson, of the 5300 block of South Hoyne, was sentenced to 55 years in prison at a hearing Friday, court records show. He will receive credit for nearly 2 1/2 years spent in prison following his arrest.

Prosecutors had also charged another man, 20-year-old Clyde Jackson, with acting as a lookout, but Jackson was found not guilty of all charges following a bench trial, according to court records.

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