A Springfield man has been found guilty of murder after shooting a man earlier this year.
Jashon Robinson, 22, was found guilty of murder and felonious assault by a jury on Wednesday following a trial that started on Monday. He was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 18 years, immediately following the verdict, Clark County Prosecutor Daniel Driscoll said.
Driscoll said Clark County Assistant Prosecutor Brian Driscoll credits the community with helping bring justice to the victim, Tyler Fullen.
“Had members of the community not stepped up and helped provide key details, we may not have been able to solve this murder,” Driscoll said.
Robinson was arrested in mid-May after being identified as the only suspect in the May 3 fatal shooting of Fullen.
He was identified based on witnesses and video evidence obtained from a business near the scene of the shooting, Springfield Police Lt. Lou Turner said earlier this year.
Turner said police received a call of, “a man shot in the street,” in front of a restaurant at 1222 S. Center St. around 7:20 p.m. on May 3.
When they arrived, they found Fullen with “several gunshot wounds to the body.” He was shot once in the chest, hip and arm.
He was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center where he later died.
According to Turner, Fullen and Robinson “got into a physical altercation,” and that was when Robinson backed away and “drew his gun from his waist or pocket and shot.”