When two men, identifying themselves as employees of a
Louisville, Ky., hotel, knocked on Essel Jones' room door late at
night, he became suspicious. They said they were checking the
heating system but Jones came to the door, armed with a .38. When
he opened the door, one man shoved a gun in his face and said it was
a hold up. Jones shot the man and the pair fled, only to be
arrested at an area hospital when one sus- pect sought treatment for
a bullet wound.
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