The first time Jose Barrios was held up, the Miami, Fla.,
resident lost his left eye to an assailant's bullets. But the
second time Barrios was ready with his own revolver when a pair of
armed robbers tried to stick up his market. When one robber
demanded cash at gunpoint, Barrios drew and fired, wounding the man,
who fled. Two suspects were arrested on armed robbery and related
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