Doyle Hawk grabbed a gun and locked himself in a room where
he hoped he would be safe after being awakened by the sound of three
burglars bursting through the front door of his Huntsville, Alabama,
apartment. When the crooks began banging on the door of the room
where Hawks was hiding, the frightened man fired several shots
through the door, injuring one. The three men were later arrested
at a local hospital.
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