Detroit high school coach shoots 2 attackers outside school

Coach was escorting 2 female players to their cars

DETROIT - Police sources in Detroit say that a women's basketball coach from Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School shot two men who attacked him as he was walking two basketball players to their cars in the school parking lot Friday night.

Police sources told our Scripps sister station WXYZ TV the coach was walking the two girls to their cars when two men allegedly approached and one pulled out a gun and grabbed him by his chain necklace. The coach then pulled out his gun and shot both of them, according to sources.

One of the attackers was found dead in the median on Lafayette Boulevard, and the other was taken to a local hospital, according to police sources.  WXYZ reported that both of the men had attended the high school, and one had been recently expelled.

Police sources told the station that the coach has a Concealed Pistol License and is reportedly a reserve police officer. They said the 70 year old coach is fully cooperating with authorities.

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