A St. Louis, Missouri, youth football coach was shot four times allegedly by a father of a player who was upset that his son was not in the starting lineup for the team.
The 30-year-old volunteer coach was allegedly shot during a practice by suspect Daryl Clemmons, who turned himself in following the shooting, KMOV reported.
Police stated that the victim, Shaquille Latimore, told authorities that Clemmons was a parent of one of the kids on his team but that he was upset that his son had not been starting in games. Police documents reportedly stated that the father approached the coach and asked “what was up” before pulling the gun.
A witness corroborated the story, and Clemmons was charged with felony first-degree assault and armed criminal action.
Latimore spoke to KMOV St. Louis from his hospital bed via cell phone video:
“I just want to tell y’all, thank y’all,” Latimore said laboriously. “Thank y’all everybody who has been praying,” he added.
Despite four gunshot wounds, the victim was out of the hospital in just seven days.
“Doctor said maybe a half inch to the left, I basically wouldn’t have been able to walk again; I’d be paralyzed,” Latimore said after his release.
Latimore described that he and the parent…