Washington Commanders player Brian Robinson Jr. is out of surgery and able to post on social media after being shot multiple times during an attempted robbery in Washington D.C.
More information has since come out and stated that the rookie running back had been out to eat when police say two juveniles attacked him.
“D.C. police are seeking two teen boys as young as 15 years old after an attempted robbery that left Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. shot and wounded Sunday on H Street NE.
Robinson was shot twice after he was able to wrestle a gun away from one teen and then was shot by the second teen, Chief of Police Robert Contee told reporters Monday morning. The search for the two teen suspects is ongoing.
“What has been reported to us is that they may be between 15 and 17 years of age,” Contee said.
Robinson, 23, had just exited a location in the 1000 block of H Street NE at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday when the two armed teens approached him and tried to rob him, the police chief said.
“Our victim in this case began to struggle with one of the suspects, was able to actually wrestle a firearm away from one of the suspects, and he was shot twice by the second suspect,” he said.
Robinson was rushed to a hospital with gunshot wounds to the knee and hip.
The teens ran from the area — a busy strip with several restaurants — and jumped into a car, which Contee said had been stolen two days earlier. D.C. police believe they found that car in Prince George’s County, in cooperation with county police.
The teens had tried to take Robinson’s Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, police said Sunday. The white luxury vehicle could be seen still parked on H Street later Sunday.”
Robinson provided updates on his condition on social media Monday.
“Surgery went well!” Robinson posted on his Instagram stories Monday morning. “Thanks for the prayers! God is Great!”
Robinson has been one of the bright spots for the Commanders offense during the preseason. Robinson tallied 26 rushing yards and a touchdown on six carries in the first preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. He added 31 yards on eight carries in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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