A sheriff's deputy pursued an armed robbery suspect to a
Salem, Oreg., supermarket and fired on the man after nearly being
run down in the parking lot. From his adjacent residence, James
Hicks was alerted to the disturbance and armed himself. When the
fleeing suspect forced his way into the home, Hicks ordered him to
drop his gun. Instead, he pointed it at the homeowner, but was shot
and killed when Hicks fired first.
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