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It's Been a Bad Week for Robbers in Detroit: Concealed Carry Holders Fight Back and Open Fire


"He's protecting himself."


Twice this week robbers in Detroit were shot by concealed carry holders who refused to be victims.

On Thursday night, a pair of teenagers approached two utility workers with the intention of robbing them. What the criminals didn't know is one of the workers was a concealed carry holder. He pulled out his handgun and shot both teens, injuring them -- one crucially and the other seriously.


"He's protecting himself. I mean, he's licensed to carry a concealed weapon, you know, so he knows what he's doing," said Denzel Williams, who heard the gun shots from a distance.

Last Friday, a high school basketball coach was walking two female players to their cars after practice when they were approached by two teen boys. The teenagers "announced a holdup" and grabbed the coach by his chain necklace and stuck something in his chest, WXYZ-TV reports. Police did not reveal if it was a gun.

After struggling with the teens for a period of time, the coach is able to get some distance between himself and his attackers. The 70-year-old coach then pulled out his concealed handgun and fired at the robbers, hitting both of them, one of them fatally.

Police say 16-year-old Michael Scott was killed in the botched robbery attempt. His 15-year-old accomplice was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Though the high school coach was initially taken into custody, a police source says the shooting appears to be a justified, self-defense homicide.

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