Commanders’ Brian Robinson Jr. shot during attempted robbery originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. was shot multiple times on Sunday evening during an attempted robbery, law enforcement sources told News4. The team confirmed the news in a statement Sunday night.
Robinson Jr.’s injuries from the shooting are not life-threatening, sources close to the situation told NBC Sports Washington’s JP Finlay.
The incident occurred in Northeast Washington on the 1000 block of H Street at around 5:30 p.m., D.C. police said.
The suspects tried to take Robinson Jr.’s Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, upon which a scuffle ensued and the shots were fired, according to authorities. Robinson Jr. was taken to an area hospital following the incident.
Police said a gun was recovered on scene and that they were looking for two juveniles.
The Commanders said in a statement Sunday night that team officials were “on-site” with Robinson Jr.
“I just got done visiting w/Brian. He is in good spirits and wanted me to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers & support,” Head Coach Ron Rivera said in a tweet Sunday. “He wants his teammates to know he appreciates them all for reaching out and he loves them all & will be back soon doing what he does best.”
The 23-year-old was selected in the third round of the most recent NFL Draft and, after a strong preseason, was trending toward a major role in the team’s offense during the 2022 regular season.
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