A 70-year-old high school basketball coach shot and killed one teenager and injured another as they tried to rob him outside the school, Detroit police said.
Michael Scott 16 was shot and killed, according to Steve Wasko, a spokesman for Detroit Public Schools.Another 15-year-old male who was wounded was not named .
Detroit police homicide investigators submitted a warrant request this week to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office. Prosecutors were reviewing the case Wednesday to determine whether to file charges, spokesman Mark Bernardi said.
Ernest Robinson, an assistant girls’ basketball coach at Martin Luther King Jr. High School, was accosted by two males Friday evening while walking two members of the girls’ team outside King High, said Officer Cassandra Lewis, a police spokeswoman.
“They announced a robbery, a struggle ensued and he pulled a weapon and fired,” said Lewis, who added that Robinson is a reserve police officer and licensed to carry a concealed pistol.