Police have arrested a second suspect allegedly involved in the shooting of Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr.
Washington D.C. police arrested a 15-year-old boy on Friday, just days after they charged a 17-year-old with assault with intent to rob while armed, his agent said on Twitter. The suspect was 14 at the time of the shooting, per The Washington Post's Nicki Jhabvala.
A second suspect, 14-years old, has been arrested in the attempted armed robbery of Brian Robinson (@BrianR_4). We greatly appreciate the diligent work of the detectives and MPD. Brian is grateful for all of the support and looks forward to great things ahead with the @Commanders
— Ryan Williams (@RyanWilliamsA1) November 5, 2022
Police confirmed the arrest and charged the 15-year-old with assault with intent to rob while armed. D.C. Police have released surveillance camera footage of the alleged robbery, which is still under investigation.
Robinson was shot in the left leg on Aug. 28 in D.C.’s H Street Corridor when two people tried to rob him. Robinson fought one of the suspects off, but he was shot twice in the leg. Robinson was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and underwent surgery the next day.
Then, just 42 days later, Robinson made his NFL debut before he scored his first touchdown just four days later.
"My passion for this game runs so deep,” he said. “I never thought I’d be in a situation where I had to question or be questioned about if I could return to playing football.
“Once the doctors told me I’d be able to play ball again, my mind automatically clicked into what I needed to do to get myself back on the football field.”
Robinson has 175 rushing yards and one touchdown on 54 carries so far this season. The Commanders will take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.