Paul Hill, father of college basketball star Tayler Hill, charged in attempted shooting


Paul Hill is known as the proud father of Tayler Hill, Minnesota's all-time leading scorer for girls high school basketball.

Now, Paul Hill is going to be even better-known, but for all the wrong reasons.

Hill was arrested and charged late last month for an incident at a YWCA on East Lake Street, in which the 45-year-old got into an argument with another man. Arguing turned to shoving, and the shoving led to shouted threats.

"I got something for you!" Hill is alleged to have said, the Star Tribune reports.

Ten minutes later, Hill's car pulled up next to the other man outside the YWCA. Witnesses saw Hill holding a gun, which he pointed out the window and fired.

Tayler Hill has the state's all-time scoring record.
Tayler Hill has the state's all-time scoring record.
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Hill's shooting missed the other man, but his action wasn't missed by witnesses. Police obtained a search warrant for Hill, and spoke with his wife, who told police that Hill owned a handgun. Hill does not have any permit for a handgun, according to the police search warrant.

Hill turned himself in on October 5, the Star Tribune reports, and spent the next five days in Hennepin County Jail. The YWCA told the Star Tribune that Hill has been banned from all of its facilities.

For the shooting, Hill is charged with second-degree assault. He has no previous criminal record.

Tayler Hill, now a junior at Ohio State University, was a standout at Minneapolis South, where in 2009 she set the all-time state career scoring record.

Last year, in her sophomore season at OSU, Hill was a major contributor for the Buckeyes: The 5-foot-10 guard was named to the All-Big Ten Defensive team and the All-Big Ten Tournament team.

Paul Hill coached his daughter on several AAU teams, including one in 2009 which was ranked No. 1 in the country, according to the Star Tribune.

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