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The Banner, Nashville, TN, 1/3/89

Wednesday, March 1, 1989

A Centerville, Tenn., store clerk was confronted by an armed robber and ordered to get down behind a counter. Tony Dotson complied, and in the process grabbed the pistol he kept there. The clerk shot and wounded the would-be robber. "I knew he was going to kill me," Dotson said. "It was either him or me."

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