Police announce arrests have been made in attempted carjacking of Brian Robinson Jr.
The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department announced Wednesday that they have made an arrest in the shooting of former Alabama and current Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr.
In a statement released by the department, the D.C. Police announced Wednesday that a 17-year-old male (who was 16 at the time of the offense) was charged with assault with an intent to rob while armed with a lethal weapon (gun). Robinson was shot twice in the leg on Aug. 28 as the victim of an attempted carjacking.
Robinson was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and made a full recovery. He officially made his NFL debut on Oct. 9 against the Tennessee Titans after missing the first 4 games.
MPD announces an arrest in an Assault With Intent to Rob while Armed (Gun) offense that occurred on 8/28/22, in the 1000 blk of H St, NE.
Thanks for all who assisted in making DC safer with this arrest!
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) November 2, 2022
A 2022 third-round draft pick, Robinson spent 5 seasons at Alabama before electing to go pro. Primarily serving as Najee Harris’ backup, Robinson became a featured piece of the Crimson Tide’s offense in 2020 when he rushed for 483 yards and 6 touchdowns off 96 carries.
A year later, Robinson became the lead back for Alabama and didn’t disappoint. He rushed 1,343 yards and 14 touchdowns while averaging 5 yards per carry. For his efforts, he was named a 1st-team All-SEC member and helped the Tide return to the national title game against Georgia.