A man had followed Naomi Owens from a Birmingham, Ala., shoe
store and then forced his way into her car by pretending to have a
gun. The pretense vanished when Owens drew her own .38 revolver
from her pocketbook, and, in a struggle with the assailant, mortally
wounded him. No charges were brought against Owens.
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