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Dolton shooting suspect killed, exchanged gunfire with police

Updated: April 14, 2012 3:00PM

A man suspected of a shooting outside a Dolton nightclub was killed when he exchanged gunfire with police early Saturday morning.

The man, identified as 22-year-old Darrell C. Robinson, allegedly started firing at another man outside the De Ja Vu Nighclub, at 14112 Chicago Rd., shortly before 2:30 a.m., authorities said.

Officers who heard gunfire and witnessed the shooting carefully approached the victim and suspect, who then fired shots at police and ran about a half-block with a weapon still in his hand, village spokeswoman TaQuoya Kennedy

Police exchanged gunfire with the man twice before he was shot by officers, Kennedy said.

The suspect shot by police was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, as was the man he had shot, Kennedy said.

Robinson, of an unknown address, was pronounced dead after arrival at the hospital, authorities said. He died of multiple gun shot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The victim went into surgery Saturday morning and his condition was unknown as of early Saturday afternoon.

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