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The Sun-Times, Chicago, IL, 6/28/84

Tuesday, January 1, 1985

Chicago, Ill., electronics worker Paul Pavlik, 62, was on his way home from work when a man ran up and attacked him with a hammer. Pavlik futilely tried to turn over his money, but the attacker continued his assault, anyway. "He just kept hitting me in the head" Pavlik said. "I thought I was dead." But the elderly man finally managed to pull a .25-cal. auto and shoot his assailant fatally.

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