Man Involved in Self Defense Shooting Sentenced for Hit and Run

By: 10/11 News / Associated Press Email
By: 10/11 News / Associated Press Email

A man is going to jail for a hit-and-run that led to a fatal Lincoln shootout.

On Friday, Robert Robinson was sentenced to 30 days in jail for misdemeanor willful reckless driving.

Robinson admitted to driving over what he believed to be fireworks near 29th and W Streets on in the early evening hours on July 4th.. He told investigators he didn't realize his car had struck the 8-year-old boy who had lit the firework. The boy suffered only minor injuries.

Four men, including the boy's father showed up at Robinson's house near 29th and Pear Streets. a few hours later, to confront him over the hit-and-run.

Witnesses reported one the four men fired first. Robinson fired back, wounding one man and fatally shooting the boy's father, Orlando Sifuentez.

Prosecutors say Robinson was acting in self-defense, so no charges were filed against him in the shooting.

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