A Baltimore County, Md., woman was robbed in front of her
house, and after the armed robber had taken the items on her person
he forced Gwendolyn Harrison into her home to look for more
valuables. Once inside, howver, the armed man was wounded by
Harrison's husband, who pulled a handgun from under a pillow and
shot his wife's assailant. The wounded robber fled, but he and an
accomplice were later arrested at a hospital.
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