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Commanders’ Brian Robinson Jr. in stable condition after shooting


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Washington Commanders operating again Brian Robinson Jr. is in secure situation after being shot in his decrease extremities throughout a doable tried carjacking or armed theft in Washington, in accordance with a D.C. police spokesman.

The spokesman, Dustin Sternbeck, confirmed Robinson was the sufferer and the taking pictures occurred shortly earlier than 6 p.m. Sunday within the 1000 block of H Avenue NE. Robinson was shot twice and was taken to a close-by hospital for therapy. The accidents will not be believed to be life-threatening.

Police are trying into the opportunity of the incident being an armed theft or an tried carjacking. They stated they recovered the firearm within the 700 block of tenth Avenue NE — a few block south of the scene of the taking pictures — and had been in search of two juveniles with shoulder-length dreadlocks. One was carrying a black or brown shirt with yellow smiley faces on it. No additional particulars had been instantly accessible.

“Now we have been made conscious that Brian Robinson Jr. was the sufferer of an tried armed theft or carjacking in Washington, D.C.,” the Commanders stated in a press release Sunday night time. “He sustained non-life-threatening accidents and is presently being handled on the hospital, the place crew officers are on website with him. We ask that you simply please respect Brian’s privateness right now.”

An individual with information of the state of affairs stated Coach Ron Rivera was among the many Commanders contingent with Robinson on the hospital. Group house owners Daniel and Tanya Snyder, President Jason Wright, Basic Supervisor Martin Mayhew, chief medical officer Tony Casolaro and director of psychological wellness Barbara Roberts additionally had been with Robinson and his household.

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Robinson, 23, was drafted by the Commanders within the third spherical this yr out of Alabama. He completed his faculty profession tied for tenth in Crimson Tide historical past with 29 dashing touchdowns and eleventh with 2,704 dashing yards. He impressed all through the offseason with the Commanders, a lot in order that he had been anticipated to tackle a big function within the offense when the common season begins Sept. 11.

The rookie traveled with the Commanders to their final preseason game in Baltimore on Saturday however didn’t play, together with the crew’s starters. Throughout restricted taking part in time within the first two preseason video games, Robinson totaled 14 carries for 57 yards and one landing, plus two catches for 15 yards.

“Brian’s been nice,” offensive coordinator Scott Turner stated throughout the preseason. “He’s an actual critical man. Soccer is extraordinarily vital to him. He takes a variety of delight in being a bodily runner. … I believe he’ll proceed to get higher, too, because the reps improve.”

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