D.C. Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck confirmed that Robinson was the victim in a shooting incident that occurred shortly before 6 p.m. EST on the 1000 block of H Street NE. Sternbeck said Robinson was taken to the hospital to treat injuries that were not believed to be life threatening.
Alert: Shooting Investigation in the 1000 block of H Street NE. Lookout for two black juvenile males with shoulder length dreads, medium complexion, wearing a black or brown shirt with yellow smiley faces on it.
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) August 28, 2022
Commanders beat reporter JP Finlay was first to report the news.
“Commanders rookie RB Brian Robinson has been shot multiple times in robbery attempt, per @nbcwashington. Sources tell me it’s non life threatening,” the sports journalist wrote, adding: “Much more to come.”
The Commanders released a statement late Sunday on the incident.
“We have been made aware that Brian Robinson, Jr. was the victim of an attempted armed robbery or carjacking in Washington, D.C. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is currently being treated at the hospital, where Team officials are on-site with him. We ask that you please respect Brian’s privacy at this time,” the statement read.