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The Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA, 2/2/96

Wednesday, May 1, 1996

Sharonda McMurray was working at a Norcross, Georgia, deli when her former boyfriend charged into the business in a rage and began repeatedly stabbing her with a knife. Customer Dennis Benton tackled the assailant, suffering a cut himself before the suspect broke free and ran outside. NRA Life Member Myron Petro, also a patron at the time of the attack, followed, noted the license plate number of the suspect's car, and retrieved his own handgun from his vehicle. Moments later, the attacker returned to the deli with another knife and began stabbing McMurray again. Petro ordered the man to drop his weapon, but the knife-wielding attacker instead charged Petro, who shot him five times, killing him.
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