Suspect, 17, arrested, charged in Brian Robinson case

WASHINGTON — DC police said Wednesday that a 17-year-old male juvenile was arrested in connection with the August shooting of Washington Commanders rookie Brian Robinson Jr.

Metropolitan Police Department chief Robert Contee said the young man had been charged with assault with intent to carry out an armed robbery. Because the suspect is a juvenile, Contee declined to provide his name or details of his legal history.

Robinson, 23, was shot twice in the right leg on August 28 near a busy strip of clubs, bars and restaurants along H Street in northeast Washington.

The highly acclaimed third-round draft pick underwent surgery and sat out the first month of the NFL season. Robinson first took the field in Week 5 on Oct. 9 against the Tennessee Titans and has since claimed the team’s running back role.

Contee partially attributed the arrest to a community tip received from police, but didn’t elaborate on the nature of the tip. He said the local Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bureau was heavily involved in the forensic conclusion of the investigation.

“Violent crimes are solved through good policing, community engagement and science,” he said.

Contee said they were still looking for two other people who “were involved in this case and need to be brought to justice.”

One of those remaining suspects 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.

Drafted by the Commanders in the third round from Alabama, Robinson has rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown so far this season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Emma Bowman

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