Michael Scott was shot and killed after a school basketball game at Martin Luther King Jr High School in Detroit. Another student, who was shot also, is recovering and is in serious condition at a nearby hospital, from being shot in the stomach.
The basketball coach, 70 year-old Earnest Robinson says he was defending himself and the two students were attempting to rob him with a gun. Robinson does has a license to carry a conceal weapon and is a reserve police officer.
Priscilla Scott, the mother of the victim who didn't live says, "He said mom we're getting ready to go to the game and we're getting dressed. And I said o.k. and they got their jeans on and shoes and they were happy. Michael does not even carry a gun, no. He wouldn't even touch a gun. I lost my son and I want answers."
Mlive.com reports that the suspect is not in custody and the Detroit police department has not made a decision as to rather the shooting is justified or not. Below, a spokesman for the school states that security 'features' were in place at the time of the shooting. It is not clear rather these security features includes cameras or not.
Steve Wasko, a spokesman for Detroit Public Schools, issued this statement:
At approximately 7:30pm DPS Police responded to a call of attempted robbery at Martin Luther King Jr. High School. DPS Police are cooperating with DPD which is handling the lead investigation.
We are very relieved that all students and DPS personnel and representatives involved are safe and were unharmed. Preliminary reports are that shots were fired during an attempted robbery of a member of the coaching team of the school’s girls basketball program by two assailants outside the school. There was one fatality and one injured suspect in serious condition.
The school has many security features which were in place at the time of the incident as well as a full security plan as do all DPS schools. These will be reviewed as the regularly are after any incidents. There will be counselors available at the school Monday morning for students and faculty members.