An armed robber was preparing to handcuff Astoria, N.Y.,
shopkeeper Robert Knight when Knight seized the opportunity to act.
Stooping down, he pulled a pistol from an ankle holster. Both men
fired at the same time, but Knight, who has a license for the gun,
hit his target, seriously wounding him.
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