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The Morning Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA

Wednesday, February 1, 1984

Edgar Macias, 18, and his mother were working in their family grocery store in Miami, Fla., when three armed robbers entered, demanding cash. Macias quickly grabbed a pistol and shot one robber, while his mother opened up on the other criminals. Two men, one wounded, were later captured and held in connection with the attempted robbery.

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