Police have arrested a second suspect believed to be involved in the shooting of Washington commanders, running back Brian Robinson Jr.
Washington DC police arrested a 15-year-old boy on Friday, just days after charging a 17-year-old with assault with intent to steal while armed, his officer said on Twitter. The suspect was 14 years old at the time of the shooting, by Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post.
Police confirmed the arrest and charged the 15-year-old with assault with intent to steal while armed. DC police have released CCTV footage of the alleged theft, which is still under investigation.
Robinson was shot in the left leg on August 28 in DC’s H Street Corridor when two people attempted to rob him. Robinson fought off one of the suspects, but was shot twice in the leg. Robinson was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and underwent surgery the following day.
Then, just 42 days later, Robinson made his NFL debut before scoring his first touchdown four days later.
“My passion for this game runs so deep,” he said. “I never thought I would be in a situation where I had to be questioned or questioned about whether I could go back to playing football.
“Once the doctors told me I could play ball again, my mind automatically figured out what I needed to do to get back on the football pitch.”
Robinson has 175 rushing yards and a touchdown on 54 carries so far this season. The Commanders will face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.