Suspect Randomly Attempts To Murder Corporal Brad Robinson, For No Apparent Reason

Corporal Brad Robinson

Corporal Brad Robinson

Suspect Randomly Attempts To Murder Corporal Brad Robinson, For No Apparent Reason

Fayetteville, AR – Corporal Brad Robinson was forced to shoot a man who attacked him with a knife at the Tire Trax business located on S. School Avenue on Wednesday around 2:00 PM.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office posted a statement on their official Facebook page today that one of their officers had been involved in a shooting in Fayetteville Arkansas. The statement reported the attack occurred while Corporal Robinson was at the Tire Trax store getting a flat tire repaired on his vehicle.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post stated in part, “..a white male suddenly pulled a knife out of the backpack he was carrying and started walking toward him.”

Corporal Brad Robinson reportedly drew his weapon, and started backing up while giving several commands for the man to stop. The white male attacker did not comply and lunged toward Corporal Robinson with the knife. Corporal Brad Robinson fired his service weapon, striking the attacker. The attacker died at the scene. The attacker was not identified by police at the time of this publishing.

According to the Facebook post, Corporal Brad Robinson didn’t have any previous interactions with the unidentified attacker

In an exclusive interview with KFSM5 NEWS, Sergeant Craig Stout of the Fayetteville Police Department said investigators had reviewed the security footage from the Tire Trax and determined that Corporal Brad Robinson followed department protocol in the attack and subsequent shooting of the unidentified attacker.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post didn’t say whether Corporal Brad Robinson was on duty at the time of the attack. Fortunately, Corporal Brad Robinson escaped being killed or seriously wounded in the unprovoked knife attack.

This is the second attack on a police officer that day. Earlier we reported that Saraland Police Department reported that Officer Jackie Tucker had been shot in the head after responding to a domestic violence call. Officer Tucker was last reported to be in critical but stable condition.

Despite these almost daily brutal attacks on law enforcement officers, these brave heroes continue to place themselves directly in the line of fire in order to protect the citizens of their communities. We know the risks, but we believe in taking the fight directly to the evil regardless of the deadly threat posed to our own lives. This courage is the heart and soul of the American law enforcement officer, and we do it because we feel you, the innocent American citizen, are worth it!

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  • At least this incident had a very happy ending suspect!

  • Bruce Allen

    That is what I call proper Handgun Control!!!