Good Samaritan who helped two women being robbed was taken off life support

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - A sad development in the story of a Good Samaritan shot while coming to the rescue of two women.

You may remember Calvin Robinson, on an early morning in August he saw those women being mugged near the Renaissance Center.

Robinson jumped into action and was shot.  Thursday night Robinson's family removed him from life support and remained by his bed side at St. John Providence Hospital in Southfield. Now they need help catching his killer.

"We all deserve justice.  He didn't deserve this," said his niece Actavia Epperson.

61-year-old Calvin Robinson's family is saying goodbye to him tonight after six months of fighting to survive two gunshot wounds to the head.

"We kept hoping and hoping for the best and it's going downhill," said Sharon Robinson.  Sharon said at first her husband could talk a little bit, but he never fully recovered like they hoped.

"The Doctors said that there really is not anymore hope.  There's nothing else that they can do and we would really be doing a disservice to keep him on life support."

Robinson got shot after helping two women in Detroit who were being robbed.   

"I love him, and we wouldn't let his legacy die.  Everything that he taught us and the person he taught us to be, I'm going to be that person and more." said his niece Actavia Epperson.

Epperson calls her uncle a Good Samaritan.  They family wants now everyone else to find the Good Samaritan in themselves and help find the man who pulled the trigger.

"With what he's gone through, and if it's the Lord's time for him to go home, then I think that is best because I think he has suffered enough," said Sharon.

The two women Robinson helped were not hurt.  A reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers for any information that leads to an arrest and the tip can be anonymous.  Please call 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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