Fare-beater who shot Brooklyn cop pleads guilty

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Li had graduated from the police academy two months before he was shot.

BROOKLYN (PIX11) — The fare-beater who shot a rookie Brooklyn cop in both legs pleaded guilty to aggravated assault Friday.

Rashun Robinson, 29, opened fire on police officers James Li and Randy Chow after they saw him get on a B46 bus through the back door in Crown Heights on Feb. 26.

Officer Li was hit in both legs.

Two off-duty FDNY EMTs, Khadijah Hall and Shaun Alexander, sprung to action and gave Li first aid as they waited for an ambulance to arrive.

FDNY EMTs Kadijah Hall (left) and Shaun Alexander (right) jumped into action, pointing officers toward the suspect and aiding the wounded cop.

Li, who graduated from the police academy just two months before the shooting, suffered significant nerve damage and now has to walk with a cane.

Li suffered nerve damage and now walks with a cane.

“He can still walk,” Robinson said when asked by the judge if he had caused Li serious physical injury.

“This defendant showed utter contempt for police officers when he opened fire on them three times over a fare beating stop,” Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson said.

Robinson is expected to receive 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in September.

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