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The News, Birmingham, AL

Tuesday, July 1, 1986

He had just opened the store for the day, so Birmingham, Ala., pharmacist William Camp hadn't yet taken off the gun he carried to work. That was unfortunate for the robber who walked in and stuck a pistol in Camp's face; in the ensuing shootout, the robber was critically wounded, but Camp was unhurt. The robber was free on bond for two earlier robbery charges, police said.

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