"It's as justifiable a shooting as I've seen," said Lathrup
Village, Michigan, Police Chief Robert Jones, concerning a pizzeria
manager who shot one of two would-be bandits. The two masked
robbers stormed into the restaurant, accosted the manager and began
pistol-whipping him. During the scuffle, the manager was able to
pull the handgun he carried and fire three shots, two of them
fatally striking one of his attackers. The other suspect
disappeared unscathed into the night. The dead suspect had a
criminal record, and police suspect the pair may have been
responsible for other robberies in the area.
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