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Detroit high school basketball coach, 70, fatally shoots teen in attempted robbery, police say

A 70-year-old basketball coach allegedly shot and killed a would-be teen robber outside King High School in Detroit Detroit Public Schools

A 70-year-old basketball coach allegedly shot and killed a would-be teen robber outside King High School (above) in Detroit
Detroit Public Schools
(AP) DETROIT - Detroit police say a 70-year-old high school basketball coach shot and killed a teenager during an attempted robbery outside the school.

Police spokeswoman Officer Cassandra Lewis says assistant girls' basketball coach Ernest Robinson was accosted by two males Friday evening, Feb. 1, while walking with two team members outside King High School.

Lewis says the males announced a robbery and struggled with Robinson, who pulled a handgun and fired. She says Robinson is a reserve police officer and licensed to carry a concealed pistol.

Detroit Schools' spokesman Steve Wasko says 16-year-old Michael Scott was killed and an unnamed 15-year-old was wounded. Scott's mother has told reporters her son did not have a gun.

Prosecutors were reviewing the case Wednesday to determine whether to file charges.


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