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The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, 2/4/82

Saturday, May 1, 1982

Enraged by a series of five burglaries in just two weeks, Johnie Matthews started sleeping at his New Orleans, La., barbershop. His patience was rewarded when a man broke in, waking him. Retrieving his .22 cal. revolver, Matthews went to investigate. When the intruder rushed him with a lead pipe, Matthews fired once, hitting the criminal in the chest and killing him. Police called the shooting a justifiable homicide.

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