Update Aug. 30: Authorities are closing in on more details behind who shot the running back of the Washington Commanders, following a botched robbery on Sunday.
DC Metro Police released images of two juveniles believed to be involved in the attempted robbery that wounded Brian Robinson Jr.
“MPD seeks assistance in locating suspects and a vehicle in an Assault with Intent to Rob while Armed (Gun) offense that occurred on Sunday, August 28, 2022, in the 1000 blk of H Street, NE,” the agency tweeted. “Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411.”
The two men have been identified as black males “with shoulder length dreads, medium complexion, wearing a black or brown shirt with yellow smiley faces on it.”
According to Fox News, a reward of $10,000 has been offered for tips leading to the arrest.
“Anyone who can identify these individuals and/or this vehicle, or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent crime committed in the District of Columbia,” police said.
Robinson was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
New York Daily News
Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson was shot multiple times Sunday evening during what police believe was an attempted robbery or carjacking.
Robinson, 23, was shot twice in the lower part of his body in Washington, D.C., around 6 p.m. and was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.
Team officials met Robinson at the hospital, the Commanders confirmed in a statement.
“I just got done visiting w/Brian,” Coach Ron Rivera tweeted late Sunday.
“He is in good spirits and wanted me to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers & support. He wants his teammates to know he appreciates them all for reaching out and he loves them all & will be back soon doing what he does best.”
The Metro Police Department has not announced any suspects or arrests and a spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment from the Daily News Monday.
Robinson was drafted in the third round of the 2022 draft out of the University of Alabama. He did not play in the Commanders’ final preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday night.