David Shanley was content to let the two men who had taken
money from the register of his liquor store flee until one pulled a
gun and threatened to kill him. When that happened, Shanley, a
former New York City police officer, drew his own gun and opened
fire, wounding both robbers. Both fled but were apprehended by
police while seeking medical treatment for their wounds.
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