A Detroit high school coach, 70, shoots teen during an attempted robbery that he was involved in outside the school. According to police, the shooter was identified as Ernest Robinson, a 70-year-old assistant girls' basketball coach at King High School.
Based on a report from ABC News on Feb. 6, Police spokeswoman Cassandra Lewis says the elderly coach was approached by two young males Friday evening while walking two team members outside the school.
Lewis says the individuals stated that they were planning on robbing him, and a struggle ensued shortly after the coach realized their plans.
Reportedly, Robinson managed to pull a handgun then shot and killed 16-year-old Michael Scott and injured the 15-year-old.
Prosecutors are investigating the case to determine if charges should be filed, but Robinson is a reserve police officer who is licensed to carry a concealed pistol.
The mother of the slain teen told reporters her son did not have a gun.