Police have pictured the two people they believe shot Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson – in an attack that left the standout rookie multiple times direct current but survive somehow.
The incident, which police say was an armed robbery gone wrong, took place just before 5:30pm on H Street in the North East and left the 23-year-old with gunshot wounds to the hip and leg.
In the chaos that ensued, the suspects who carried out what appeared to be the deliberate strike fled the scene empty-handed – but were caught on a nearby surveillance camera, along with photos of the car they were last seen in.
Late Monday night, police officers shared images of the hooded marauders – two tall black men whom police believe are youths.
The suspects, police said, had ‘shoulder-length dreads, medium complexion” and shirts “with yellow smileys on them”.
The grainy surveillance photos showed one of the alleged youths in a red jacket and the other in black, as well as a photo of the blue sedan that police say the couple fled.
Cops released the images asking for help tracking the would-be robbers and offered a $10,000 reward for any information leading to their capture.
Meanwhile, Robinson – who was poised to become a surprise starter this season after one success – has already made great efforts for his recovery, leaving hospital on Monday after successful surgery on his buttocks and lower leg.
Police have pictured the two people they believe shot and killed Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson on Saturday – in an attack that left the standout rookie in Washington, DC shot multiple times but somehow survived
The incident, which police say was an armed robbery gone wrong, left the 23-year-old star – who was poised to become a starter this season – gunshot wounds to the hip and leg. That being said, the young standout has since made huge strides in his recovery
An announcement by the Metropolitan Police Department late Monday asked for the public’s help in locating the villains, both of whom were armed with handguns, newly released photos show.
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First Circuit are appealing to the public for assistance in identifying and locating suspects and a vehicle in relation to an attack with intent to commit Rob during an armed (weapon) crime committed on Sunday, May 28 August 2022, 1000 Block H Street, Northeast,” read the message.
The tip was accompanied by four photos – one each of the two suspects and two of the dark blue four-door car in which they drove away.
Police added that the suspects “pulled handguns and attempted to rob the victim” during the failed robbery and fired their guns before fleeing the scene.
The injuries sustained by Robinson – who played four years as a starter for his hometown team Alabama – police determined were “not life-threatening.”
The notice sent by police on Monday included four photos – the above images showing the two suspects and two showing the blue four-door they drove off in (pictured).
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the would-be robbers and are offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to their capture
“Around 5:28 p.m., the suspects approached the victim at the listed location,” it said.
“The suspects drew handguns and tried to rob the victim. During the robbery attempt, the suspects fired their handguns and hit the victim.
“The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle without recovering any property. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspects, meanwhile, have not been named – although police appear to have some idea of their identities as they believe both are under 18. Police asked citizens to gather tips for a chance at the $10,000 reward.
More details about the suspects and the incident were not immediately given.
On Monday, Robinson shared a positive update on his condition, telling his 62,000 followers on Instagram that he had just undergone successful surgery.
The standout rookie wrote in his story: “The surgery went well! Thanks for the prayers! God is great!’
What’s more, the Commanders’ new running back is still in it even after multiple shots a “really good spot,” according to trainer Ron Rivera, after Sunday night’s botched carjacking.
On Monday it was announced that the 23-year-old was hit in both the leg and the hip. according to WTOP Newsof the two attackers – but despite everything, a return to football this season is somehow not out of the question.
“I can’t go into specifics other than to say he’s fine,” Rivera told reporters Monday before adding: “I had a chance to visit him last night which was really a relief and kind of cool because he was in a really good place.
“The doctors were very positive to him and he was very positive too.”
He continued: “He’s very lucky, it’s a very unfortunate situation. He’s fine, it’s only a matter of time before he’s out here again. There is no timetable, but as I said, everything was very positive.”
Sharing a positive update on Instagram on Monday, Brian Robinson said, “The surgery went well!”
Multiple reports have indicated that Robinson was discharged from hospital on Monday following successful surgery.
In a statement Sunday evening a direct current The Metro Police spokesman said the shooting happened just before 6 p.m. local time along the H Street corridor near Ben’s Chili Bowl in the northeast of the city. The spokesman added that two teenage suspects are being sought in connection with the shooting.
Ron Rivera shared a positive update on Robinson on Monday morning
Just hours after the incident, teammates from Robinson’s Washington Commanders returned to practice Monday.
Robinson’s positionmates were seen huddled with running backs coach Randy Jordan before going to work with the quarterbacks — something observers say “isn’t usually the case.”
Robinson – who was drafted in after a breakout senior season in Alabama – was reportedly scheduled for the starting job before the unfortunate incident ESPN said last week he seems to have supplanted [Antonio Gibson] as the main runner in the team.
Robinson was a third-round pick from Alabama in this year’s draft and had 14 rushing touchdowns for the Crimson Tide last season.
Neither he nor the team have given a more detailed update on his condition or a timeline for his return.
Meanwhile, the police are still looking for the perpetrators.