15-year-old arrested in DC shooting of Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr.


A 15-year-old man was arrested and injured in connection with the August shooting in Washington, DC Washington commanders Beginner runs back Brian Robinson Jr. A 17 year old was also charged in connection with the incident earlier this week.

The two teenagers, aged 14 and 16 at the time of the shooting, were both charged with assault with intent to rob. The younger of the two was arrested on Friday, just two days after police announced the first arrest, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a expression.

Robinson, 23, was shot twice in the right leg on August 28 near a lively strip of clubs, bars and restaurants along H Street in northeast Washington. Before shooting him, the suspects reportedly drew handguns and tried to rob him.

The highly acclaimed third-round draft pick underwent surgery and sat out the first month of the NFL season. Robinson first took the field on October 9, in the fifth week of the season, and has since assumed the team’s running back role.

Earlier this week, Metropolitan Police Department chief Robert Contee said he believed there were three suspects in the case. One was described by Contee as a “getaway driver” in what appeared to be an attempted armed robbery or carjacking.

It’s unclear whether the attackers knew Robinson’s identity when they attacked, Contee said.


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