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The Sun, Baltimore, MD, 7/17/86

Wednesday, October 1, 1986

Posing as a package carrier, a man forced his way into Charisse Gross' Baltimore, Md., home, drew a handgun and demanded money and jewelry. The gunman herded the 28-year-old woman upstairs to her son's bedroom, where he attempted to tie up the boy. While he was distracted, Gross slipped away, grabbed her .38, and fired at the intruder, striking him. The man fled and a suspect was arrested later by authorities.

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