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Charles Knott. (Crime Stoppers)

Charles Knott. (Crime Stoppers)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – A recently retired Detroit Public Schools high school basketball coach was fatally shot on April 30, outside of his home in Detroit.

Police said 54-year-old Charles Knott, who was also know around the area as Coach, was found dead in his car late Tuesday night.

Knott coached the girls basketball team at Cody High School for 20 years.

The incident happened in the parking lot of his apartment complex on Petoskey, near I-96 and Joy Road on Detroit’s west side. According to an autopsy report, Knott was shot several times — including in the back.

Knott _Charles CrimestoppersIf you have any information regarding this crime, you are asked to contact the Detroit police or Crime Stoppers of Michigan, which is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone who has information regarding the crime should call Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or 1-800-773-2587. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous.

Crime Stoppers stresses that their operation has a completely anonymous tip hotline (1800SpeakUp). Anyone with information about a crime can access Crime Stoppers by phone, text or web. Visit the website at 1800speakup.org or text CSM and your crime information to CRIMES (274637).

You will NOT be at risk. If you contact Crime Stoppers, you will be absolutely safe — because you will be completely and utterly anonymous. No one — not Crime Stoppers, not the police — no one will know your identity. There will never be any need for you to testify in court — because no one will ever know who you are,” states the Crime Stoppers website.

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