Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 5/16/1891
Weapon: Rifle; Winchester
Suspect: Not available
Deputy Joe Robinson was shot and killed while he and several other deputies attempted to arrest a man wanted for several crimes in a neighboring county. The deputies had located the man at a home and were surrounding it when the man opened fire from a window. Deputy Robinson was struck in the chest and killed instantly.
The suspect fled the scene after shooting Deputy Robinson. A large posse was formed to search for the suspect, but he was never captured. The suspect was also involved in killing of Deputy/Town Marshal David Levy Alvarez on May 30, 1891 and was later killed by an accomplice for reward money.
Deputy Robinson was survived by his wife and children.