A 70-year-old assistant girl’s basketball coach who shot two teens Friday remained in police custody Saturday night. The coach claims one of the teens had a gun and was trying to rob him.
The shooting occurred at about 7:30 p.m. Friday after a game at Martin Luther King Jr High School.
Coach Ernest Robinson, who is a DPD reserve officer and has a concealed weapons permit, was escorting two players to their cars.
His story is that two teens, one of them armed, tried to rip a necklace off him. Robinson also said he held fire until a teen trained his gun on one of the girls.
Robinson then drew his weapon and shot both teens. Michael Scott, 16, fell dead in the middle of Larned Street. The other teen was seriously wounded and taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital.
As of Saturday night, he was listed in very serious condition.
One problem is that, reportedly, no guns were found but Robinson’s.
Scott’s mother said Scott did not like guns, would never carry one, and would not rob anyone.
She said Scott and a friend merely wanted to attend the game.
Robinson is not under arrest, but is being questioned as the investigation continues.
The prosecutor will determine what, if any, charges will be filed.