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In August, 17-year-old Brian Robinson Jr. was arrested for shooting back commanders.

Washington, D.C., police announced Wednesday that a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a shooting in August Washington Commanders the cheater is running back Brian Robinson Jr.

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Conti said the youth had been charged with assault with intent to rob. Since the suspect is a juvenile, Conti would not give his name or any details of his legal history.

Robinson, 23, was shot twice in right leg Near a lively strip of clubs, bars and restaurants along H Street in northeast Washington on August 28.

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Washington commanders rookie Brian Robinson was hospitalized after an attempted robbery or carjacking.

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The highly touted third-round draft pick underwent surgery and sat out in the first month of the NFL season. Robinson first took the field on October 9 during the fifth week of the season, and has since claimed the team’s starting running back role.

Conti partly attributed the arrest to a community tip received by police, but did not elaborate on the nature of the tip. He said the local office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was heavily involved in the forensic end of the investigation.

“Violent crimes are solved because of good police work, community involvement and science,” he said.

Conti said two other persons were still being sought who were “involved in the case and needed to be brought to justice.”

One of those remaining suspects was described by Conti as a “getaway driver” in what appeared to be an attempted armed robbery or carjacking.

Conti said it was unclear whether the assailants knew Robinson’s identity when they attacked.

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