COREY WILLIAMS,Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) — A 70-year-old high school basketball coach shot and killed one teenager and wounded a second as they attempted to rob him outside the school, Detroit police said.READ MORE: Gilbert Family Foundation Makes $12 Million Investment For Detroit's Eviction Crisis
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.
Michael Scott, a 16-year-old ninth-grader at the east side school, was shot and killed, according to Steve Wasko, a spokesman for Detroit Public Schools.READ MORE: Detroit Adds 4 Electric Buses To Fleet
A 15-year-old male was wounded. His name was not released.
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.
Scott’s mother has told reporters that her son did not have a gun.
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