No charges filed against Springfield officer after officer-involved shooting

A Springfield police officer involved in a shooting in June will not face criminal charges.

Sangamon County State's Attorney Dan Wright determined Officer Charles Peters was justified in the use of deadly force.

This all started with a domestic disturbance call in late June.

Chad Robbins was shot around 3 a.m. on June 28 in front of his home in the 3500 block of Carnoustie Drive after returning from a local pub.

The family had just moved into the home five days before the incident.

The Springfield Police Department says the officers were sent to the home after a report of a domestic disturbance.

Robbins left the home in a black Ford F-150 truck. Officers later located Robbins and repeatedly told him to "get back in the car, stay in the car!"

One of the officers reported he saw Robbins take a black handgun from inside the truck.

Officers shouted "gun!" and took cover before attempting to de-escalate the situation.

Officers shouted: "Get on the ground!" "Don't do this!" "We can get this sorted out." "Move away from the gun, don't do anything rash." "Put the gun away and walk away with your hands in the air."

Robbins shouted threats to officers, failed to comply and a Springfield police officer fired six rounds, three of which struck Robbins.

He was later transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Robbins was indicted July 10 on six counts, including aggravated unlawful use of a firearm (Class 4), three counts of aggravated assault (Class 4), domestic battery (Class A misdemeanor) and possession of a firearm with a revoked FOID card (Class 3).

He faces up to five years behind bars.



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