Professional football star Brian Robinson Jr. was shot on Aug. 28 while fighting teen assailants. The Washington Commanders running back was shot while struggling against the teens who were trying to steal his car in Washington, DC.
The two armed teenagers approached Robinson as he walked from the nearby CrabBoss Restaurant to his Dodge Challenger Hellcat on H Street in Washington. Two armed teenagers approached and tried to steal his car. In the struggle Robinson was shot and injured. The teens fled and were later arrested.
A 17-year-old was also arrested in the attempted robbery and shoot of Robinson.
“Our victim in this case began to struggle with one of the suspects, was able to actually wrestle a firearm away from one of the suspects, and he was shot twice by the second suspect,” Chief of Police Robert Contee said in August.
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FOX 5 DC reported that the 15-year-old arrested in the shooting of Robinson Jr. is also connected to the investigation into the death of 15-year-old Andre Robertson Jr., who was shot and killed while sitting on his grandmother’s porch in October.
Police said 15-year-old Andre Robertson Jr. was murdered on his grandmother’s porch in Northeast on Oct. 13. The bullet holes leading up to the cement stairs are still visible.
The Washington Post first reported that in a recent hearing, a judge ordered the 15-year-old suspect arrested and charged in Robertson Jr.’s murder to remain in prison because he’s associated with another criminal investigation.
That other criminal investigation the judge mentioned is the shooting and attempted robbery of Robinson Jr.
He was actually 14 years old at the time of the August shooting.
15-year-old shooting suspect (Photo: screenshot, FOX 5 DC)/Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr., speaks after practice at the team’s NFL football training facility, Oct. 5, 2022, in Ashburn, Va. Robinson was shot twice in the right leg Aug. 28 in Washington, was taken to a hospital, underwent surgery and was released a day later. The bullets missed all the major ligaments and bones in his knee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)