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Brooklyn Man Arraigned in NYPD Officer's Shooting

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A Brooklyn man has been arraigned on charges he shot a city police officer earlier this week.

Rashun Robinson, 28, is facing multiple counts of attempted murder, along with charges of assault on a police officer and criminal weapons possession.

Police say Robinson opened fire on rookie Officer James Li and his partner after they pulled Robinson and another man off a bus in Crown Heights for trying to beat the fare.

Li was hit, but his partner was not.

Robinson was later caught in a nearby building.

Speaking to reporters Thursday, PBA President Pat Lynch said Robinson should stay behind bars.

"When Officer Li's partner caught this perp, the gun was still hot from firing at his partner and the gun was cocked, ready to be used again. He should never walk as a free man in New York City," Lynch said.

Two off-duty EMTs who were nearby helped the injured officer until ambulances arrived.

Officer Li is still recovering in the hospital.

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