BROOKLYN (PIX11) — Charges have been brought against the man accused of shooting a rookie police officer in Brooklyn Wednesday.
Rashun Robinson, 28, has been charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, among a slew of other charges, for allegedly shooting Officer James Li in Crown Heights.
Officer Li and his partner Officer Randy Chow approached Robinson and another man after they allegedly beat the fare aboard an MTA bus at the intersection of Utica Avenue and Empire Boulevard.
After a brief chase, cops say Robinson fired several shots at the officers from a .45 caliber handgun, hitting Li in both legs.
Two off-duty EMTs, Khadijah Hall and Shaun Alexande, were at the right place at the right time and administered first aid to Li.
Robinson, who has prior charges for narcotics, was apprehended at an apartment building nearby.
Officer Li, who graduated from the police academy in December, is recovering from his injuries at Kings County Hospital.
He is the first officer to be shot in 2014.