An elderly 70-year-old girls basketball coach in Detroit was escorting two players to their cars after practice at Martin Luther King, Jr Senior High on Feb. 1 2013 when they were accosted by two men who attempted to rob them. This is when the coach drew his weapon and fired.
Both assailants were struck with bullets from the coach's handgun, whose name has not been released. Both attackers attempted to flee the scene, but their injuries were too great to get very far. Michael Scott, 16, fell dead in an intersection. His accomplice, whose name has also not been released, was captured by Detroit police and taken to a hospital for his injuries and is currently in custody.
According to the local reporting of wxyz.com the coach has a license to carry a concealed weapon, and is a member of the police reserves. While it has not been officially announced, it is suspected that the shooting will be ruled as justifiable.
Police are not disclosing whether either of the attackers were found to be in possession of a weapon.
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