NFL player shot multiple times in daylight carjacking attempt in DC; Wa-Po scrubs full suspect descriptions

Rookie running back Brian Robinson of the Washington Commanders was shot multiple times in an attempted carjacking in Washington, D.C. over the weekend.

“We have been made aware that Brian Robinson, Jr. was the victim of an attempted robbery or carjacking in Washington, D.C,” the team wrote in an official statement. “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.”

Washington head coach Ron Rivera said he had spoken with the former Crimson Tide player who was selected by the Commanders in the 3rd round of the 2022 NFL draft.

“He is in good spirits and wanted me to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers & support,” Rivera said on Twitter. “He wants his teammates to know he appreciates them all for reaching out and he loves them all & will be back soon doing what he does best.”

The shooting reportedly happened around 6 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of H St. and the suspects are still at large.

DC Police tweeted: “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.”

(Video: Fox 5)

In reporting on the story, the Washington Post did not mention the race of the suspects, a missing detail that might be helpful for any citizens who could identify them. But in this world dominated by left-wing identity politics, criminals get deference while victims suffer needlessly, added to which is the fact this latest shooting/carjacking attempt occurred in Democrat-run Washington, D.C. comes as a surprise to absolutely no one.

The limit of Fox 5 in D.C.’s reporting said that investigators were looking for “two juvenile males with shoulder length dreads, medium complexion, wearing black or brown shirts with yellow smiley faces on them.”

Surely they’ll do the right thing and keep those shirts on so they can be brought to justice.

Fox News contributor and Townhall editor Katie Pavlich pointed out that D.C. police are the only ones who seem to think it might be important to describe the suspects, who are obviously armed and dangerous.

In his fifth-year senior year, Robinson rushed for 1,343 yards with 16 total touchdowns. He is said to have been an integral piece of the Alabama offense that made it to the national championship game but lost to the Georgia Bulldogs in January.

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