When Pensacola, Fla., tavern owner, Earl Childress,
surprised an armed thug in the store after closing hours, he drew a
pistol and ordered him to halt. The intruder lunged and Childress
fired. When the bandit lunged a second time, the tavern owner
mortally wounded the man.
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