Police have released images of the suspected individuals who shot Commanders running back Brian Robinson.
Robinson, a rookie selected in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft, was shot multiple times Sunday evening as part of an attempted armed robbery. He was rushed to a local hospital and is in “good spirits,” according to Washington’s head coach Ron Rivera. Robinson posted on Instagram on Monday that a surgery “went well!”
Images of two suspects were captured by a nearby surveillance camera, along with photos of the car they were last seen in. The car the suspects fled in has been recovered, along with a gun.
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating suspects and a vehicle 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,” an announcement from the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. said.
Robinson’s surgery on Monday treated gunshot wounds to his glute and lower leg, according to NFL Network.
After a breakout senior season at Alabama, the 23-year-old Robinson was expected to compete with Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic in the Commanders’ backfield. Now, his playing future is uncertain.
“At approximately 5:28 p.m., the suspects approached the victim at the listed location,” the announcement continued. “The suspects brandished handguns and attempted to rob the victim. During the robbery attempt, the suspects fired their handguns, 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.”