MIAMI (AP) – Former Oakland Raiders and TCU Horned Frog center Barret Robbins was charged Wednesday with three counts of attempted felony murder, less than a week after being shot during a furious struggle with three police officers investigating a burglary call. Robbins, a former Pro Bowler, was wounded Saturday night after Miami Beach police found him inside a women’s restroom in a building housing a pub, a gym and a jewelry store. The pub owner called police after Robbins forced his way inside the building and refused to leave, a police report said.
Robbins, 31, of Englewood, Colo., growled, snarled and “was heard laughing throughout the attack,” the report said.
According to the report, Robbins beat Officer Colin Pfrogner to the floor, picked up Detective Mark Schoenfeld and slammed him into one wall and then another, then grabbed Detective Mike Muley’s by the face and rammed his head into a corner.
Robbins then grabbed Muley’s forearms, and Muley shot Robbins twice in the torso, the report said. The former player dropped to his knees, grabbed his chest, snarled and growled again, swore at the officers and slapped Muley’s gun out of his hand.
A charge of attempted felony murder can be filed when someone is injured during a felony. It carries a possible 30-year prison sentence. The three counts he faces cover the three officers involved in his arrest, said Ed Griffith, spokesman for the Miami-Dade County state attorney’s office.
Robbins, who suffers from bipolar disorder and alcoholism, also was charged with two felony counts of attempting to deprive an officer of his weapon, two felony counts of resisting an officer with violence and misdemeanor trespassing. The felony counts carry possible five-year sentences.
Arraignment was set for Feb. 9.
Robbins was critically injured and remains in a Miami hospital jail unit, Griffith said. Muley received