Police investigate deadly shooting in Coatesville

COATESVILLE, PA (WTXF) - In Chester County police say a man set-up a friend in a robbery and that friend is now dead. The death impacts a college campus.

The incident happened late Saturday evening just before officers responded to a report of  a gunshot in the area of South 5th and Olive Street.

Officers observed victim Christopher Robinson suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck, according to a police report sent to FOX 29. Robinson, 22, attended Lincoln University.

An investigation was then conducted by the Coatesville Police Department, Chester County Detectives, and Pennsylvania State Police. 

Authorities say a friend Cheyney University senior Evander Wilson arranged the ambush and drove the his two friends from Lincoln straight into the arms of 3 masked gunmen near south Fifth and Olive streets.

Wilson allegedly contacted multiple people via telephone to arrange for the robbery of Robinson and Victim 2. 

Police say drove Robinson and Victim 2 to the area of South 5th Ave. and Olive Street in Coatesville.

Police believe the victims intended to buy drugs instead Robinson was shot in the neck. We spoke with the suspect's brother; he insists Wilson made a bad mistake one that may have led to the loss of a young life.

He says his brother is set to graduate in two months and has a young son. Wilson now sits in police custody facing a second degree murder charge for allegedly setting up his own friend.
Wilson has been charged with second degree homicide, robbery, conspiracy, and related charges.  The investigation is ongoing.

Anybody with information should contact Detective Sergeant Brandon Harris of the Coatesville Police Department at 610-384-2300 or Chester County Detective Robert Balchunis at 610-344-6866.

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