In June 2016, Dominique Robertson, who played football for Redlands East Valley High School and Riverside City College, was less than a month away from reporting for rookie training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Robertson had signed with the NFL team as an undrafted rookie, and was due to report July 25 that year.
But by early July 2016, he was under investigation in Riverside County in a case that stemmed from a botched effort to rob a Jurupa Valley medical marijuana dispensary the month before. He was eventually charged with two counts of attempted murder.
An employee of the dispensary and Robertson, now 25, were wounded by gunfire, authorities said.
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Investigators say it was Robertson, still listed on Yahoo! Sports website as 6′ 5″ and 325 pounds, who fired the first shot that wounded the dispensary worker, then was struck in his right thigh by a security guard’s return fire.
Robertson and Eric Phillips Jr., 24, were charged about two weeks after the 2:38 a.m. June 30, 2016 attempted heist at Kings Palace Dispensary.
But investigators believed at least four