UPDATE: Armed Girl’s Basketball Coach Puts Down Would-Be Robbers In Dark Parkinglot.

Posted on February 18, 2013


UPDATE 2/18/2013 – The second teen involved in the attempted armed robbery is in custody.  The update follows the original story below.

Originally posted 2/4/2013.

Michigan (The Gaslamp Post) – A body of a teenager found by police laying in a median is all that remained of a would-be armed robber.  His killer was a 70-year-old man who was defending himself.

Last Friday night the man, identified as a girl’s basketball coach was walking two of his players out to their cars at Martin Luther King Jr. High School at around 7:30 when they were approached by two teens.  One of the teens reportedly grabbed the coach’s chain (necklace) while producing a handgun and pointing it in his face.

According to WXYZ-TV, the coach who also is a concealed handgun permit holder and volunteer police reserve, pulled his own firearm and shot the teen.  He then reportedly shot the other teen who was with him.

The teen who had the handgun reportedly made it only a short distance away before collapsing.  His accomplice was reportedly taken to an area hospital with a gun shot wound.

Authorities say that the teen who was killed was a former student at the high school who had recently been expelled, the other was a also reported to have been a student there.

(h/t: The Blaze)

UPDATE 2/18/2013 – The other teen involved in the attempted armed robbery of a 70-year-old girl’s basketball team coach is now in custody.  In a hearing this past Saturday at a juvenile detention center, the 15-year-old learned that not only is he being charged as an adult, but that he could be facing life in prison.

Accompanied by his legal guardian, the teen faced charges of armed robbery and assault with intent to rob while armed.  The coach whom he and his now dead companion had attempted to rob, is not being charged because he was determined to have acted in self defense.