A 16-year-old male was killed and another young male was injured right outside the school they attended classes.
The man who is suspected in the shooting death of 16-year-old Michael Scott (pictured) and the injuring of his fellow student is a basketball coach at Detroit’s Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School. The suspect is 70-year-old Ernest Robinson. The other shooting victim’s name has not yet been released.
Robinson contends that he shot the teens in self-defense as they allegedly attempted to rob him with a gun. He also said he was escorting two female students to their cars. The double shooting took place around 7:30 p.m. EST after a basketball game at the school.
However, Michael’s mother, Priscilla Scott told local WDIV News that her son peacefully attended the game and was not involved with guns in any way. She also said that she attended the same high school and played on the basketball team. In an interview, Priscilla Scott quoted the following with the local media:
‘He said mom we’re getting ready to go to the game and we’re getting dressed. And I said ‘ok’ 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.’ (WDIV News)
The second shooting victim was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital where he is still recovering from a gun shot wound to the stomach. Police detectives are still investigating this case.