Teenager pleads guilty to shooting Brian Robinson, killing 15-year-old weeks later

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A teenager has pleaded guilty to shooting Commanders running back Brian Robinson in August, and to the killing of a 15-year-old boy in Washington, D.C., weeks later.

The teenage shooter, whose name has not been released, was only 14 at the time he shot Robinson. He admitted in court on Monday that he and a 17-year-old friend decided to carjack Robinson and that when Robinson and the 17-year-old struggled, the 14-year-old shot Robinson twice, once in the knee and once in the hip.

Robinson was injured but the bullets did not do significant damage, and he was back on the field by Week Five.

Weeks after Robinson was shot, a 15-year-old boy named Andre Robertson was shot and killed while sitting on a relative’s porch. The teenage boy who shot Robinson has now pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in that case, according to the Washington Post.

The boy, who has since turned 15, is in the custody of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services and will be sentenced on March 8.

48 responses to “Teenager pleads guilty to shooting Brian Robinson, killing 15-year-old weeks later

  1. Gun free zone. Such a waste of a young life. We don’t have a gun problem. We have a culture problem.

  2. Whats going on w people? Seems like more n more people dont have any morals or value human life. And anytime you hear kids are involved, its even more depressing.
    Parenting, moral values, drugs, mental health, guns, ineffective politicians (all parties), its all messed up.

  3. It starts at Home, but it’s easier to blame everyone else for parenting failures, and that will never change

  4. But but, firearms are illegal in Washington DC. How did this boy get a firearm with all the laws in place?

  5. The kid will be back out on the streets in a year. DC corrections is a complete trainwreck.

  6. Damn, these are just kids and their lives have been ruined in the wake of all this gun violence. So sad. But yeah, gun violence isn’t a problem in this country…right..keep telling yourself that if you believe that while we all watch the bodies pile up.

  7. Pathetic. These kids commit violent crime and get released without a record when they turn 18 only to commit worse crimes. DC is too lenient.

  8. Juvenile crime is skyrocketing in the US. The general changes in the approaches to crime have proven to be a massive failure and has cost lives. Thankfully BR was spared.

  9. I am not a lawyer but it sounds like a lot more than voluntary manslaughter when you go shooting two people at different times.

  10. The sad thing is this 15 year old will be back on the streets soon and be right back to the criminal life. If your old enough to car jack a man that is 6’1 230lbs, then you are old enough to do the time for murder and attempted murder.

  11. should be only blame the 14 year old broken child or take a look at the environment…horrible way to live for everyone

  12. mrbigass says:

    Weeks later? Was he out on bond from the Robinson shooting or still at large. Crazy..
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    Not the case. He was never identified in the Robinson shooting, and therefore free.

  13. Wow! Just Wow. He’s just a baby. Some kids never had a chance. Breaks my heart. 14 yrs old.

  14. Wow! Just Wow. He’s just a baby. Some kids never had a chance. Breaks my heart. 14 yrs old.
    Maybe he didnt have the chance that some others do but what he did have that is the same as any other person is a choice and he chose to hijack a car with a deadly weapon and to shoot another teen while sitting on his porch.

  15. I think this needs to be clarified, gun violence is A Problem. But it isn’t THE problem.

    For one, it sure doesn’t help that people who shoot other people, are released back into society so quick. That seems to be a really bad idea.

  16. It is called the breakdown of the nuclear family all across the socio-economic spectrum. It isn’t about money, there are plenty of rich and upper middle class children and teens who have no sense of empathy, respect, or consideration for others.

  17. I’m glad that no one is saying that it is the gun’s fault, or the gun/ammo manufacturers, the gun and ammo are innocent. The perp is primarily at fault, and then his parents are also at fault.

  18. trumpsgottago4386 says:
    January 24, 2023 at 7:55 am
    Damn, these are just kids and their lives have been ruined in the wake of all this gun violence. So sad. But yeah, gun violence isn’t a problem in this country…right..keep telling yourself that if you believe that while we all watch the bodies pile up.

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    I agree with you. They should pass a law that makes guns illegal. Because if guns were illegal there then the kid would not have had one. And without a gun to settle his differences he would have had to consider other more thoughtful approaches. Because that’s exactly how things work in real life right? Its crazy how no one has thought to pass such laws isn’t it?

  19. Without guns, shooting stops. Every other societal problem can be dealt with in a rational way when the guns are gone.

  20. It’s idiotic to flood the streets with guns to the point where 14 year olds are running around with them like they’re toys and then say it’s not the fault of the gun lobby and politicians who value gun money over lives!

    You have to fix why a`14 year old is this lost, but stop pretending the flood of guns on the streets, particularly military weapons, isn’t the leading cause!

  21. The teenage crime in DC is horrible, but someone needs to ask Robinson what he was doing in a dangerous part of town when he had practice the following morning. As a rookie, he should have been safely home in Ashburn studying his playbook, not running around in neighborhoods where shootings are common. He wasn’t there to take a tour of the White House or Lincoln Memorial. These players need to realize that once they make it to the NFL, hanging out in places they used to feel comfortable are no longer safe.

  22. We don’t have a gun problem … we have a education problem.
    What are they teaching them in school?

  23. Well, to be fair, if Robinson had not disrespected him by not turning over his car on demand, this would not have happened. We need to stand with the marginalized and oppressed in a society of our values and who we are in a sacred democracy and new world order.

  24. sbc2556 says:
    January 24, 2023 at 12:03 pm
    It’s idiotic to flood the streets with guns to the point where 14 year olds are running around with them like they’re toys and then say it’s not the fault of the gun lobby and politicians who value gun money over lives!

    You have to fix why a`14 year old is this lost, but stop pretending the flood of guns on the streets, particularly military weapons, isn’t the leading cause!

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    You mean like making them illegal and establishing gun free zones?

  25. Let’s see…. We need training to cut hair, and fix a toilet, and there are requirements to have a drink, and drive a car. But there is absolutely nothing in place, no requirement, training, certificate, etc., required to become a parent. Folks, this is our countries problem right here.

  26. trumpsgottago4386 says:
    January 24, 2023 at 7:55 am
    Damn, these are just kids and their lives have been ruined in the wake of all this gun violence. So sad. But yeah, gun violence isn’t a problem in this country…right..keep telling yourself that if you believe that while we all watch the bodies pile up.

    I grew up in an area where we all had guns in our vehicles even as teenagers. We even had our guns on school grounds. And guess how much gun violence we had ?????? ZERO there was never a thought to take our guns and shoot another person over any kind of dispute. Yes there is a gun violence problem in this country but the problem is not because of the guns, its because of a changed society and culture. I have an 20 month old grandson who is now starting to get into drawers. Because of that I have taken my handgun that has been kept in my nightstand drawer for quite a few years and now put in in the safe, the reason is obvious to my wife and myself. And yet there is a story about a 6 year old shooting their teacher, and another story about a toddler waving a gun around. Its not the guns fault. If guns were outlawed two things would happen 1. only outlaws would have guns because they by definition DON’T FOLLOW LAWS, and two if they cannot get a gun they will resort to something else to accomplish what they are trying to do. Rather than a drive by shooting there wil be drive by fire bombs etc.

  27. I live in the rural South. Guns are all over the place. It’s common to see someone in the store with a holstered gun or hear gunshots in the distance, yet shootings are very, very rare and typically only between family members.

    The existence of guns is not the issue.

  28. But but, firearms are illegal in Washington DC. How did this boy get a firearm with all the laws in place?

    Very simple. DC exists in USA where guns are easily available. No one gets checked when entering DC

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