Published February 03, 2013
DETROIT – A young man is dead and another is seriously injured after a shooting during an attempted robbery of a basketball coach near a Detroit high school.
MyFoxDetroit.com reports that a 70-year-old coach for the girl's basketball team at Martin Luther King Junior High School was walking two students to their cars at the school when the shooting occurred.
Detroit Public Schools spokesman says the male coach, who has not been identified, was targeted by two teenagers who allegedly tried to rob him.
When one of the suspected robbers reportedly pulled a gun, the coach allegedly fired back, fatally shooting 16-year-old Michael Scott and injuring the other person, according to MyFoxDetroit.com.
Priscilla Scott, Michael's mother, told MyFoxDetroit.com that her son didn't own a gun.
The coach is reportedly a police reserve officer and has a permit to carry a gun.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.