A coach, 70, shoots a teen dead in Detroit while being robbed. On Feb. 6, CBS News reported that assistant girls' basketball coach Ernest Robinson was approached by two males who told him that they were going to rob him. When they began to attack him, he fought back and then pulled his gun out and shot them both.
"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," CBS News reported.
The coach, 70, shot the teens in self-defense but it was reported that the two males did not have guns. For this reason, there is a chance that the coach could face charges. Many people would agree that Robinson acted in self-defense because he didn't know what the males were going to do to him. Other people, however, might say that Robinson was totally out of line and he shouldn't have fired his gun.
This is just the latest story that has gun control activists speaking out. The discussion has been pretty intense thus far and with incidents like this continuing to happen, those debates aren't quieting down.
Do you think the coach, 70 shot the teens for self-defense purposes? Should he be charged?
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