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Lincoln University student slain in Coatesville shooting

03/07/2016 09:15AM ● By J. Chambless

By John Chambless
Staff Writer

A 22-year-old Lincoln University student was shot to death in Coatesville on March 5, according to Coatesville Police and Lincoln University officials.

Police identified the victim as Christopher Robinson, 22, who lived in Philadelphia but attended classes at the main campus. According to a police report, officers responded to South Fifth Avenue and Olive Street in Coatesville at 10:22 p.m. after a report of a gunshot. They found Robinson with a gunshot wound to the neck. He died on the way to the hospital.

Police determined that Evander Wilson, 24, of Coatesville, had driven Robinson and another Lincoln student, who remains unidentified, to the intersection to rob them, with the help of other people. Three men began to rob the two students when one of the men shot and killed Robinson, police said. Wilson has been charged with second-degree homicide, robbery, conspiracy and other charges.

On March 5, Lincoln University officials issued a statement saying that, “One Lincoln University student was killed after he and another student were involved in a shooting with unknown assailant(s) last night in Coatesville at 11:50 p.m. Both were main campus students. … Lincoln University administration including Dr. Green, interim president, Dr. Mosley, vice president student affairs and Dr. Lee, dean of students will meet with all students to discuss the situation. University clergy and Chester County Crisis Intervention will be available to offer grief counseling to the entire Lincoln University community.”

The investigation of the shooting is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Brandon Daniels of the Coatesville Police Department (610-384-2300) or Chester County Detective Robert Balchunis (610-344-6866).

To contact Staff Writer John Chambless, email jchambless@chestercounty.com.

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