Youth Football Volunteer Faces Attempted Murder Charge For Allegedly Shooting Team Coach


UPDATED: Friday July 5, 2013 6:15 PM

A youth football coach was recovering from life-threatening injuries after being shot during an argument with one of his own assistant coaches, according to Whitehall Police.

The future of the Columbus ICE team is still in question following the June 24 incident.

Franklin County prosecutors said Warren Brown is charged with the attempted murder and felonious assault of Tyrone Saxton, following a fight that spiraled out of control.

"The victim, Tyrone Saxton, was driving Warren Brown home. They were engaged in an argument. When they arrived at the defendant's apartment, they engaged in an argument outside the apartment," prosecutors alleged in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

Then, prosecutors said, Brown went inside his South Hamilton Road apartment and retrieved a gun. They said that he came back out and shot Saxton in the back while the head coach sat in the driver's seat.

"The victim was able to flee and call his girlfriend and tell her that Coach Warren shot him," said prosecutors.

After Saxton made that call, prosecutors said the coach then crashed into another car.

Columbus ICE stands for Inspiring Children to Excellence. The team practices on the fields at Helsel Park.

10TV made several attempts to reach representatives with the organization, but they have not responded to our requests for comment.

With summer practice scheduled to begin July 9, these players now face the season without their head coach, meaning that this young team could be on the losing end.

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