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Jamestown homicide suspect in custody after stand off

Posted at 6:29 AM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 19:52:13-05

Jamestown Police took a man into custody Tuesday morning after a he barricaded himself in a home on Todd Avenue.

Police say the man is 36-year-old Keith Robbins who was wanted in connection to a homicide.

Authorities had been searching for Robbins since last Thursday.

Jamestown police say a citizen called police around 11:00 p.m. Monday, telling them Robbins was inside the Todd Avenue home.  

Robbins was holed up in the attic of the home, according to police.  When they went to confront him with a K-9 unit, police say Robbins stabbed the dog.  The dog was rushed to emergency surgery and should be okay.

Police were negotiating with Robbins until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Robbins, according to police, also stabbed himself in the chest.  He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

According to public records, Robbins' father, Keith Robbins Sr., owns the home on Todd Avenue where the suspect was holed up.  Police confirm the house is owned by Robbins' father.  He was not home when police confronted the suspect.  They say there wasn't anyone else inside the home during the stand off.

Police are not saying where Robbins' father is. 

Robbins is suspected of shooting and killing his estranged wife, Shari Robbins, last Thursday morning in the parking lot behind the New Creation Assembly of God Church on Prospect Street.

Police say Robbins fled the crime scene. They later located his 2004 Ford F-250 truck on Woodworth Avenue.  Police say Robbins left the area, but ultimately come back.  Police believe he had some assistance.  They have not said who they think was helping Robbins, but say that person could face charges.

Police say there was an active "refrain from" order against Robbins.  He was barred from harassing, breaking the law against Shari Robbins.  It was not a complete stay away order, according to the Chautauqua County District Attorney.

Robbins will likely be charged with second degree murder and assault of a police officer.