Anthony Robinson gets 55 years for fatal shooting of Kevin Jemison in 2013 in Bronzeville

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Anthony Robinson | Chicago Police

Anthony Robinson | Chicago Police

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

Judge James Obbish had 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 the 28-year-old Jemison 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 fired several more times, prosecutors said.

Jemison, of the 4700 block of South Michigan, 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 Friday, court records show. He will receive credit for nearly 2 1/2 years spent in the Cook County Jail following his arrest.

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

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