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
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