|Louis Robinson (inset) and the AK47 handgun that he allegedly told police is “full auto.” | CPD|
A West Side man who allegedly told police they were lucky he didn’t “spray down” the parking lot they were standing on with his fully-automated AK47 handgun is now facing federal firearms charges.
CWBChicago first told you about Louis Robinson after he was arrested by Chicago police this spring.
Officers were searching the Near West Side neighborhood for a man who fled from police when they came upon Robinson as he sat in a car around 11:15 a.m. on April 9th.
Officers who began questioning him saw an AK-47 style weapon with an extended magazine on the passenger side floorboard, state prosecutors said at a subsequent court hearing. Robinson allegedly rolled up his car window and drove away with police in pursuit.
Two traffic accidents and a foot chase later, police captured Robinson in the 1600 block of West Van Buren and took him into custody.
Police said the 24-year-old was talkative after being read the Miranda warning: “When you saw me, I already had a plan to get out,” Robinson allegedly said. “I ain’t crazy. If I would’ve started shooting, I would have sprayed down that whole parking lot. You guys would have been f*cked. But I ain’t crazy. That why I rolled out.”
“I’m 130 and 0 in getting away with what I do,” he reportedly bragged.
When cops asked if he was working security for a local gang, Robinson allegedly replied, “Somebody’s got to keep an eye out. That gun isn’t a one-shot. It’s full auto. It’s been modified.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago decided to pursue charges against Robinson. A federal grand jury returned a true bill charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm that traveled in interstate commerce.
State charges have been dropped and Robinson is now in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.