A Detroit High School Basketball Coach Shot Two Teens Who Tried Rob Him

A Detroit High School Basketball Coach Shot Two Teens Who Tried Rob HimImage courtesy of WXYZ.

According to Detroit police, a high school basketball coach shot and killed a teenager and wounded another who attempted to rob him last Friday. 70-year-old Ernest Robinson, who's an assistant coach at Martin Luther King Jr. High School, was walking two members of the girls team outside when he was approached by the two assailants.

Following a struggle, Robinson pulled out his weapon and opened fire. Michael Scott, 16, was killed, and an unidentified 15-year-old was wounded. Homicide detectives submitted a warrant request to the Wayne County prosecutor's office, and as of yesterday, prosecutors were determining whether or not charges should be filed.

According to Scott's mother, her son did not have a gun.

[via The Associated Press]

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