Shooter of Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. sentenced

The teen who shot Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. on Aug. 28, 2022, has been sentenced in a court of law.

The 15-year-old received the maximum sentence for a minor, and he will be in custody until he turns 21.

Prosecutors had earlier asked that the teenage suspect be committed to a youth rehabilitation facility.

Robinson was shot on Aug. 28 after being threatened by two young males in what appeared to be a carjacking attempt.

Robinson’s Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat was parked in the 1000 block of H Street Northeast when the two young males attempted to rob Robinson of his car at 5:28 p.m. The two suspects ran from the scene, and officers recovered a firearm nearby.

Two arrests had been made in November of 17 and 15-year-old males. In January, the 15-year-old plead guilty to shooting Robinson. He also plead guilty to the October fatal shooting of 15-year-old Andre Robertson.

Robinson (23) had surgery, recovered nicely, was able to play in 12 games, starting nine during the 2022 regular season. He rushed for 797 yards on 205 carries (3.9 YPC) and two touchdowns. He also caught nine passes for 60 yards and one touchdown. Robinson was drafted in the third round (98 overall) in the 2022 NFL draft.

 

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire