St.louis football youth coach shot in back by son’s father over his playing time

St.louis football youth coach shot in back by son’s father over his playing time

Key points:

  • A father, Daryl Clemmons, allegedly shot a volunteer youth football coach, Shaquille Latimore, during a dispute about his son’s playing time.
  • The incident occurred after a weeks-long argument during a practice session.
  • Latimore claimed that Clemmons was upset because Latimore didn’t start his son in the game.
  • Clemmons faces charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal activity.
  • The victim, Latimore, is a coach for a city recreation team of 9- and 10-year-olds called the St. Louis BadBoyz.
  • The shooting has left the children traumatized, as they witnessed their coach being shot.
  • The victim, Shaquille Latimore, was treated at the hospital and is in stable condition.

Prosecutors claim that a father who was upset about his son’s playing time on Tuesday shot a volunteer youth football coach in the back in front of his 9- and 10-year-old players.

According to the victim and officials, Shaquille Latimore was shot by Daryl Clemmons after a weeks-long argument broke out during a practice this week.

In an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Latimore said, “I didn’t see his gun until it was already too late.” He shot me in the back as I fled. He shot me a few more times after I fell.

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He was allegedly mocked while on the ground before other adults got in by Clemmons, the previous coach of the team before Latimore joined the organization.

After shooting me, he allegedly added, “I told you I was going to pop your [expletive],” according to Latimore.

According to a probable cause statement released by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, Latimore, 30, told officials that Clemmons was “upset with him for not starting his son.”

Charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal activity were brought against Clemmons, 43.

According to the Post-Dispatch, Latimore coaches with his cousin for a city recreation team named the St. Louis BadBoyz, which is comprised of 9- and 10-year-olds.

Due to the field’s location in a sketchy area of the city, he claimed to be armed as well. However, before practice began, he passed the weapon to another adult, according to the newspaper.

“I gave someone else my gun to hold. Latimore allegedly added, “I didn’t want [Clemmons] to feel threatened. If he had a pistol with him, he continued, “I would’ve defended myself.”

The coach, a married father of five, was treated at the hospital and is presently in stable condition.

SeMiko Latimore, the mother of the victim, referred to the shooting as “senseless.”

We should be taking these youngsters off the streets and teaching them the right and wrong things to do. Because their coach was shot in front of them, we have a lot of traumatized children, she told the newspaper.

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Source: NewYork Post

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