Washington Commanders Running Back Shot Twice

Gregory Vine, Contributor

On Sunday afternoon this past weekend the Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. was shot twice after attempting to stop a carjacking in Northeast D.C. During the carjacking Robinson was shot once in the leg and once in the hip and has undergone surgery at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. Police Chief Robert Contee said “At some point during the course of this robbery attempt, our victim in this case began to struggle with one of the suspects, [and] was able to actually wrestle that firearm away from one of the suspects. And [then] he was shot twice by the second suspect.” 


D.C. police have released photos of the suspects fleeing in a separate vehicle.


D.C. police released photos of the two suspects who shot Brian Robinson Jr. during an attempted carjacking Sunday afternoon in Northeast D.C. (Courtesy DC Police)  https://wtop.com/washington-commanders/2022/08/commanders-rookie-shot-in-hip-and-leg-during-attempted-carjacking/


Both suspects fled after shooting Robinson and their getaway car was also reported stolen on Friday, on Branch Avenue in Temple Hills, Prince George’s County, and later recovered Sunday in Landover. The suspects are both believed to be teenagers that are armed. Police are still trying to track down both of the suspects and trace the origin of the gun found at the scene of the crime. Later, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a statement, “If you know you have a young person that’s involved in crime, may have access to guns, may have a gun in your home, you need to reach out to us so that we can get them some help before they hurt themselves or get hurt,” Bowser said. “We also need young people to face consequences. MPD is going to locate who is responsible for this crime.”