A Chilliwack gangster involved in a violent crime spree over the Canada Day long weekend in 2017 was sentenced to more than six years in jail in B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Brodie Tyrel Takahashi Robinson was convicted alongside Jonathan David Olson in August 2019 for a series of incidents that weekend.
Among the most serious was when either Robinson or Olson fired a gun out of a moving vehicle and shot a third gang-connected individual in the head.
While Robinson is the lesser-known to police of the two, Justice Mary Humphries sentenced him to five-and-a-half years in prison for his part in the reckless discharge of the firearm. He received a concurrent sentence of one year for possession of a firearm without a licence.
He also received a further nine months consecutive for possessing cocaine for the purposes of trafficking.
Robinson was credited with nine months and 27 days for time already served in custody, so he was handed a net sentence of five years, five months and three days.
The 2017 incident for which Olson and Robinson were convicted involved Olson pistol-whipping Dane Miller over the head at the Husky station on Lickman Road. Miller escaped in a mini-van but was shot in the head while driving across the No. 3 Road Highway No. 1 overpass.
Miller stopped, wrapped his head in a shirt, called his girlfriend, went home and then to the hospital where he spent the night. The bullet found in the headliner of the Chrysler he was driving came from a gun later located at a residence where Robinson was arrested on July 2 and which had Robinson’s DNA on it.
That’s where Robinson was found with the cocaine he was trafficking. Olson has not yet been sentenced, as Crown counsel Henry Waldock is seeking a dangerous offender designation for the prolific offender. He is next due in court for that application on Feb. 24.
Offenders designated dangerous can be jailed for an indeterminate length if a judge agrees that the individual convicted in a serious personal injury offence has been convicted previously at least twice of a similar offence.
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