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The Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA

Wednesday, December 1, 1982

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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