Reports say the 15-year-old who was busted and charged in the Brian Robinson Jr. shooting is connected to the murder of a DC teen. According to Fox5dc;
FOX 5 has learned that the 15-year-old arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of Washington Commanders rookie Brian Robinson Jr. is also connected to the October murder of a D.C. teen.
Police said 15-year-old Andre Robertson Jr. was murdered on his grandmother’s porch in Northeast on Oct. 13. The bullet holes leading up to the cement stairs are still visible.
The shooting took place in the afternoon, and right across the street from a school as children were present.
The Washington Post first reported that in a Tuesday hearing, a judge ordered the 15-year-old suspect arrested and charged in Robertson Jr.’s murder to remain in prison because he’s associated with another criminal investigation.
The Post is reporting — and a trusted source confirmed with FOX 5 — that the other criminal investigation the judge mentioned is the shooting of Robinson Jr.
Robinson Jr. was shot on H Street back in August.
The 15-year-old suspect was one of two teens arrested earlier this month in connection with the shooting and attempted robbery of the professional football player. Police did not connect the 15-year-old to any other criminal investigations when they announced his arrest. They did confirm that he was actually 14 years old at the time of the August shooting.
In a phone interview with FOX 5, D.C. Gun Violence Prevention Director Linda Harllee Harper said that while she cannot speak to specific crimes, city leaders are absolutely concerned about the juvenile trend they’re seeing.
FOX 5 asked whether that includes changing juvenile laws. Harllee Harper said that at the moment, city leaders are looking into every “touch point” or every single agency that has a hand in when a juvenile is arrested to review what’s being done. Making sure the agencies are sharing info was also a concern that was raised.
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