One Suspect Arrested in Shooting of Commanders Running Back Brian Robinson; Police Looking For Additional Suspect

by MCS Staff

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District announced on Wednesday afternoon that an arrest has been made in reference to an “Assault With Intent to Rob while Armed (Gun) offense” that occurred on Sunday, August 28, 2022, in the 1000 block of H Street, Northeast. The victim of crime was Commanders running back Brian Robinson, who was shot twice in the leg. Robinson recovered and returned to the field for the Commanders just six weeks later, playing in the team’s October 9th game.

At approximately 5:28 pm, the suspects approached the victim at the listed location. The suspects brandished handguns and attempted to rob the victim. During the robbery attempt, one of the suspects fired a handgun, striking the victim. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle without obtaining any property. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, pursuant to a DC Superior Court custody order, a 17-year-old juvenile male ( who was 16 at the time of the offense), of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Rob while Armed (Gun).

The Metropolitan Police Department would like to thank our partners at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Explosives. The ATF and the MPD NIBIN Unit (NIU) provided valuable support and continues to assist in this investigation. This case remains under investigation. An additional suspect was captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the photo and video below:


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