High School Basketball Coach Shoots Two Attackers, Kills One (Video)

| by Michael Allen

An unidentified 70-year-old women's basketball coach from Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School in Detroit, Michigan, shot two young men who allegedly attacked him last Friday night (video below).

The basketball coach was walking two girls to their cars when one of the young men allegedly pulled out a gun and grabbed him.

In response, the coach then pulled his gun and shot both of them, reports WXYZ-TV.

One of the attackers was found dead, while the other was taken to a local hospital. Both young men had attended Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School.

The coach has a concealed weapons license and is a reserve police officer.

The Detroit Public Schools issued this statement to WXYZ-TV: "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."

Source: WXYZ-TV