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The News & Record, Greensboro, NC, 7/11/84

Saturday, September 1, 1984

John Essa was about to enter his Greensboro, N.C., home when a man suddenly ran up and put a gun in his side. Essa whirled, pulled his own gun, and fired. He missed the gunman but succeeded in driving him away.

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