ST. LOUIS (TCD) — A 43-year-old man is currently in jail without bond after he allegedly shot a youth football coach multiple times because he was upset his son was not placed in a starting position.
According to a probable cause affidavit, on Oct. 10, St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers responded to 1515 N. Kingshighway Blvd. after receiving a call about a man suffering from several gunshot wounds. Medics transported the victim, who KSDK-TV identified as Shaquille Latimore, to the hospital in serious condition.
Police interviewed Latimore, who told investigators he coaches suspect Daryl Clemmons’ son on his youth football team. Clemmons allegedly became “upset” with him for “not starting his son.” The affidavit says Latimore approached Clemmons and “asked him what was up and pulled his gun out and gave it to someone to hold, and that the defendant subsequently shot him multiple times while he was unarmed.”
A witness at the scene reportedly confirmed Latimore’s version of events.
Police arrested Clemmons that day on charges of first-degree assault or attempt and armed criminal action.
Latimore spoke with KSDK and said he was shot in his left arm, left forearm, leg, and lower back. The bullet that went through his back penetrated his liver as well.
According to KSDK, Clemmons founded the football team and left the coaching job once his son became a player on the team. The two men reportedly got into an argument a few days before the incident.
One parent told KSDK he believes Latimore “started this” and that he “should have stayed on the field.”
The witness said, “Why aren’t you being a coach? You are supposed to be teaching me right from wrong, but you go and do wrong. Does that make sense? No, it don’t.”
Jason Clemmons, Daryl’s brother, argued Daryl shot Latimore in self-defense.
Latimore told KSDK in an interview he is “a miracle” and “beat the odds.”
He said later, “I was hit four times and grazed once. I still have bullet fragments in my body, I can still feel it, but by the grace of God, man, I’m blessed and I’m still here.”
Clemmons’ next court date is scheduled for Nov. 22.
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