Oldham Co. HS teacher, coach killed in Washington, D.C.


An Oldham County High School teacher and coach has been killed in Washington, D.C.

Maxwell Emerson, 25, of Crestwood, was shot on the campus of Catholic University Wednesday night at approximately 8:30. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The Metropolitan Police Department said surveillance video shows two men walking on the campus when one of the men brandished a handgun and shot the other man. Emerson’s mother told investigators she didn’t believe Emerson knew the man who shot him.

No arrests have been made.

Emerson was a Social Studies teacher at the school as well as a wrestling coach.

He was in the city with his brother and mother for the Fourth of July and was on his way to a professional development workshop at the Library of Congress when he was shot.

(Photo: Maxwell Emerson, courtesy of WHAS11.com)

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at ken@k105.com