Two teens arrested in the shooting of Washington Commanders player Brian Robinson, police say
(CNN) — Two teens were arrested this week in connection with an attempted armed robbery in August where NFL player Brian Robinson Jr. sustained two gunshot wounds, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement.
A 17-year-old suspect was arrested on Wednesday and a 15-year-old suspect was arrested on Friday. Both have been charged with assault with the intent to rob while armed with a gun, according to a MPD statement.
Both suspects are male. They were 16-years-old and 14-years-old, respectively, at the time of the incident, police said.
Robinson, a Washington Commanders rookie running back, underwent surgery for non-life-threatening injuries after being shot on August 28, in Washington, DC.
MPD announces a second arrest has been made in an Assault With Intent to Rob while Armed (Gun) offense that occurred on 8/28/22, in the 1000 blk of H St, NE.
Thanks for all who assisted in making DC safer with this arrest!
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) November 5, 2022
The shooters had allegedly approached Robinson around 5:28 p.m. with a gun and tried to rob him, according to the police statement.
“During the robbery attempt, the suspects fired their handguns, striking the victim. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle without obtaining any property,” police said at the time of the incident.
Robinson suffered two gunshot wounds to his lower extremities and was taken to a local hospital. The two juveniles fled the scene, and officers recovered a firearm nearby, police said.
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