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The Times, New York, NY, 6/28/86

Monday, September 1, 1986

Walking to his Greenwich Village, N.Y., apartment shortly after midnight, private detective David Barrett was accosted by a "wall of robbers," as many as seven. The gang attacked from both sides and, as he fell to the ground, Barrett drew his licensed revolver and shot two of the assailants. The remainder fled, but police later arrested three suspects.

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