Thomas ‘Tom-Tom’ Robertson (Robinson)

Thomas Roberson publicly provided by facebook. Graphically enhanced for artistic purposes by author.
Preferred NameThomas ‘Tom-Tom’ Robertson (Robinson)CityEast Chicago
Legal NameThomas RobinsonStateIN
Age28Gender IdentityGender Non-Conforming
RaceBlackDate of Death08/17/2023

Crime Category: Mass Shooting | Weapon Used: Gun

On August 18th, 2023, in East Chicago, IN, Thomas and a 25-year-old man was shot by an unknown shooter. They died at the scene. No investigative updates have been provided by police.

Report: “Calumet City police were responding to the 300 block of Paxton Avenue for a ShotSpotter alert at 11:45 p.m. when someone called 911 and reported a gunshot victim in the same block. 

Officers found two men, ages 25 and 28, suffering from gunshot wounds. 

Despite life-saving measures, the 28-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.

The 25-year-old victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.”

Report: “Two guys, 25 and 28, were discovered by the police with gunshot wounds. Despite efforts to save his life, the 28-year-old man was declared dead at the scene, according to authorities.

28-year-old Thomas Robinson was the victim. Some witnesses said that his body was covered with numerous shell casings. Despite not being the intended target, the victim was shot and killed, according to an another witness.”

A fundraiser for Thomas states he was out with friends as an innocent bystanders when he was shot.

Location: 300 block of Paxton Avenue, East Chicago, IN, at about 11:45 p.m.

Personal Information:

Thomas Robinson (incorrectly listed elsewhere as Robertson).

PGH Lesbian: “Thomas was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He relocated to East Chicago, Indiana. Thomas graduated from Thornridge High School in 2013 and was working as a cook at a local IHOP. He frequently changed his hairstyle and color, posting many online photos of his artistry. His images are gorgeous.”

Last Public Update: 09/27/2023

Thomas Roberson publicly provided by facebook. Graphically enhanced for artistic purposes by author.

News Timeline: 08/18/2023 | 08/19/2023 | 08/22/2023 | 09/19/2023 | 09/27/2023

Jordan, Z. (2023, August 22). Celebration of Life for Thomas Robinson. GoFundMe.

Robinson, T. (2023). Thomas Robinson – Facebook. Facebook.

Rohini. (2023, August 19). Thomas Robinson, 28, shot and killed in Calumet city double shooting. Medico Topics.

Soto, J. (2023, September 27). Honoring The Life of Thomas ‘Tom-Tom’ Robertson. Human Rights Campaign.

Staff. (2023, August 18). Calumet City double shooting leaves 1 dead, another critically wounded – Thomas Robertson. FOX 32.

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