Suspect in Commanders Player Shooting Arrested


D.C. Police

Surveillance images of two suspects involved in the shooting of Washington Commanders player.

Natalia Garcia, Features Editor

     On Aug. 28, former Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. was the victim of an attempted robbery in D.C. A 17-year-old male suspect, who was 16 at the time, shot Robinson in the leg. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle before having the opportunity to steal anything. Robinson was immediately transported to the hospital suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. According to D.C. police, the suspects have been apprehended and charged with criminal offenses.

     Police released a statement on Nov. 2 confirming that one suspect, the 17-year-old male who committed the offense was arrested and charged with assault with intent to rob while armed with a gun. The investigation continues and the second suspect is yet to be found. 

     If anyone has any knowledge of this incident, please call the police at 202-727-9099. In accordance with the press release, The Metropolitan Police Department is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the attack.