An armed man barged into a Virginia Beach, Va., country club
as a bingo game sponsored by the Norfolk [Va.] Fraternal Order of
Police was breaking up. Announcing a robbery, he pointed a gun at
off-duty policeman Robert Wheaton. When they subsequently exchanged
shots, fellow officers Joseph Monaghan and Roger Pederson also
returned fire, wounding the gunman.
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