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News-Star, Monroe, LA

Friday, March 1, 1968

A small businessman who shot straight killed a holdup man who didn't in a Pineville, La., gun battle. Fruit stand owner Ralph Nugent and his wife were alone in the stand when a man entered, pulled a pistol, and ordered Nugent to fill a paper bag with money. When a customer came in, the gunman pocketed his pistol and ordered Nugent to lower the bag behind the counter. As Nugent did so, he drew a .38 from under the counter and ordered the thug to drop his gun. The gunman fired a shot through Nugent's sleeve and ran for the door, still firing wildly. Nugent fired four shots. Each found its mark.

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