A second teenager was arrested and charged with assault with intent to rob while armed in connection with the shooting of Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. in August, police said on Friday.
Police made their first arrest on the same charge earlier in the week. The two suspects were 16 and 14 at the time the crime allegedly was committed.
The shooting happened Aug. 28 in northeast Washington, D.C., when the armed teens allegedly attempted to rob Robinson on the street. Robinson was shot in the leg twice and surveillance footage shows two suspects fleeing the scene without any stolen property, according to reports.
“We greatly appreciate the diligent work of the detectives and MPD [Metropolitan Police Department],” Ryan Williams, Robinson’s NFL agent, wrote on Twitter. “Brian is grateful for all of the support and looks forward to great things ahead with the @Commanders.”
The older of the two suspects arrested was charged earlier this year in a fatal shooting at a Prince George’s County Mall near the Maryland border, though he was later released for lack of evidence after a preliminary court hearing, according to The Washington Post. Police investigating the Robinson shooting still are searching for a third suspect who drove the other two from the scene of the attack, per the report.
Robinson suffered non-life-threatening injuries and made his NFL debut on Oct. 29, after missing the first four games of the season while recovering. He has 54 carries for 175 yards and one touchdown in four games, including two starts.