BROOKLYN – A man who was struck by a police car while he was running from cops died from his injuries -- and the cops who hit him are under investigation, according to a published report.
The man, Tamon Robinson, 27, died Wednesday, six days after the April 12 encounter, the New York Times reported Saturday.
An autopsy revealed the “cause of death was an accident, the result of complications from blunt impact injuries to the head,” the paper reported.
On the day of the incident at the Bayview Houses in Canarsie, police refused to say how Robinson was injured or whether the police car had struck him.
Both police and fire officials initially described Robinson’s injuries as non-life threatening, but on the day of the incident, witnesses told DNAinfo that police at the scene pulled Robinson from under the car, yelling “Wake up! Wake up!” before bouncing him off the hood of the car.
"It's crazy what the officers did to my son," said Robinson's mother, Laverne Dobbinson. "[They] ran him over then beat him up afterwards."
Hours after the incident, investigators were examining a police cruiser, which was oddly positioned in a walkway inside the complex and had a dent in the front driver's side fender.
Robinson was allegedly swiping the bricks from 1550 E. 102nd St. when cops arrived at the scene about 4:45 a.m., police said.
An SUV stacked full of paving stones was parked at the scene.
Friends of Robinson told the Times that he had permission to take the stones.