DETROIT - A warrant package request has been submitted to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office for possible charges against a Detroit high school basketball coach who shot two teen robbers Friday night, killing one of them.
According to police, 70-year-old Ernest Robinson was walking two of the players on his girls team to their cars when the attackers came at them outside Detroit's Martin Luther King High School.
Two boys, ages 16 and 15, claimed they had a gun. Robinson struggled with the teens and then pulled out his legal, licensed firearm and shot them. Michael Scott, 16, was killed by the gunfire. His 15-year-old accomplice was injured.
It is not clear if Robinson will be charged but, according to top-drawer attorney Todd Flood, it is unlikely he will be.
"It's one of those situations, if people come to rob you at gun point and all of a sudden you're sitting there and you defend yourself or others, you have the legal right to do it. There is no crime," Flood said.
No decision on the warrant request is expected until at least Wednesday, the Prosecutor's Office said.
Robinson is not in police custody.
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