In Maplewood, N.J., gas station operator John Gardner, Sr.,
was knifed on the arm by one of two bandits who then ordered him to
clean out the till. Gardner whipped out a pistol and shot his
assailant in the chest. Both men took flight and escaped. When the
critically wounded bandit sought aid in a Newark hospital, police
took him in custody for the Gardner felony and held him as a suspect
in two earlier robberies.
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