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Newsday, New York, NY, 7/15/92

Thursday, October 1, 1992

Asleep in the apartment above his Brooklyn, N.Y., auto shop, Ezekial Witherspoon grabbed his licensed 9 mm pistol when he awoke to the sounds of forced entry. In the ensuing confrontation, Witherspoon shot and mortally wounded an intruder who had gained entry to the shop by smashing a window. Police did not charge Witherspoon, stating that the shooting appeared to be justified.

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