Forced by an armed robber to kneel on the floor at the rear
of his Phoenix, Ariz., pharmacy and then knocked unconscious, Robert
Wells recovered enough to crawl to a hidden handgun. Returning to
the front of the store, Wells confronted his assailant, fired one
shot, and wounded the robber who was soon arrested.
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