Arrested in connection with the shooting of the leaders as they retreat

Police have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with the shooting of Washington captains running back Brian Robinson Jr. during a robbery attempt in August. Along the H Street commercial strip in northeastern Washington, authorities said Wednesday.

Metropolitan Police Chief Robert J. Conte III announced his arrest at a press conference, condemning the incident as “Another case of an event with an illegal weapon.”

That’s enough, Conte said. “We have to keep the guns out of the hands of the youth of our city.”

Conte credited public advice with helping investigators identify the arrested person, who was 16 at the time of the shooting. He said police are still looking for two other suspects, and investigators are trying to determine who fired the shots.

Conte said he believes two people, including the 17-year-old, got their hands on the gun at one point, and he drove the last to get away. Police did not identify the 17-year-old accused as a juvenile of assault with intent to robbery while armed.

“It was because the community called and texted our advice line, enabling us to make that arrest,” Conte said. The police had before Posted pictures It was captured with a close-up surveillance camera of two people they described as suspects in the case.

Police earlier said that two people approached Robinson after he left a storefront on 1000th Street of H Street NE shortly before 6 p.m. on August 28. Police said the player was able to “wrestle a firearm away” from one of the two men. before the other shoots him. Police said in a press release on Wednesday that the suspects fled “without obtaining any property.”

The shooting took place two days before the captains set their active preliminary roster for the 2022 season. Robinson, who was picked in the third round of the draft in April, was poised to play a key offensive role, potentially even opening the season with the captains kicking off.

But instead of preparing for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first week, Robinson underwent surgery the day after the shooting at Medstar Washington Hospital Center and began a weeks-long rehabilitation program to return to the field.

The bullets, one landing above his knee and the other in the hip area, fortunately did not cause significant damage and avoided the main ligaments and bones.

Robinson was put on the list of injured reserve captains, and he sidelined him for four weeks before returning to training. He made his NFL debut in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans, recording nine campaigns for 22 yards.

“I was so happy. I can’t even explain it,” he said the following week. “I’m really lucky to be here. I feel like I’m living my second life.”

In Robinson’s four games (including two initiations) this season, he’s totaled 54 coaches, 175 fast yards and one fast touchdown, plus two 13-yard stops.

In a month of recovery, Brian Robinson Jr. has done everything in his power to play again

Conte said previously The attackers appeared to be between 15 and 17 years old. Police said one firearm was found in an area south of the shooting site. Prince George’s County police said the stolen vehicle the two used to flee the scene was recovered four miles from FedEx Field.

Conte said at the news conference that about 900 juveniles have been arrested so far this year – a 13 percent increase from the same period last year. Police later released data showing that 940 juveniles had been arrested as of October 24, an increase of 17.6 percent over the same period last year.

“This is a very worrying number,” Conte said.

After the shooting, captains coach Ron Rivera said he could “feel the anger amplified” about Robinson’s situation and about gun violence in the United States. He wears an orange shirt in support of the gun violence prevention movement and has urged more discussion about gun safety.

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (Democrat) “What we’ve seen in this case and others is just abusive use of a firearm to hurt someone.”

The shooting of Robinson also sparked new interest in the capital’s problem of gun violence and attempts by city leaders to disrupt crime in three nightlife districts, including the H Street lane lined with popular restaurants and bars.

Peter Hermann, Lauren Lumpkin, and Razan Nakhloui contributed to this report.

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