Death of an Inmate – Brodie Tyrel Takahashi Robinson

Brodie Tyrel Takahashi Robinson, an inmate from Kent Institution, died while in custody on October 5, 2023 at the age of 31.

He was convicted alongside Jonathan David Olson in August 2019 for a series of violent incidents that occurred over the Canada Day long weekend in 2017, included shooting a man in the head in a moving vehicle

Both Robinson & Olson had ties to gangs in Chilliwack and were originally charged with attempting to kidnap Dane Miller but were found not guilty of that charge.

The decision from B.C. Supreme Court read “An altercation took place, apparently over a drug dispute. Mr. Miller ran away, got into his vehicle, and drove off along Highway 1 with Mr. Robinson and Mr. Olson in pursuit. The two vehicles crossed an overpass several kilometres down the highway and shots were fired from the Robinson-Olson vehicle into Mr. Miller’s vehicle. There was no evidence that there were other cars or people in the vicinity. Mr. Miller was shot in the head, and the bullet remains lodged there. Mr. Miller was able to drive himself to the hospital, where he was treated and released the next day.”

At the time of death, Robinson had been serving a sentence of 5 years, 11 months and 4 days for discharge firearm, assault of a peace officer with a weapon, obstruction of a public/peace officer since February 12, 2020.

As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, the Correctional Service of Canada will review the circumstances. CSC policy requires that the police and the coroner be notified.