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The Post, Houston, TX

Saturday, January 1, 1983

A man carrying two guns entered the Houston, Tex., barber shop owned by Lewis Warren, Sr. and asked to use some barber tools to remove cartridges from his gun. Warren refused. Later that evening, the gunman returned, kicking in the glass door and announcing that he would slay the barber. Warren, 69, was able to pull his own gun first, shoot and kill the intruder.

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