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Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids, MI, 2/5/98

Wednesday, July 1, 1998

When two men knocked on the front door of David L. Skirvin's home in Michigan's Ada Township to ask for help with car trouble, Skirvin didn't even make it to the telephone before the men began to struggle with him, ultimately shooting him tiwce in the head, according to sheriff's officials. Skirvin, whose sister-in-law described him as "the type to not back down from people and take any guff," was able to run upstairs and grab a rifle. He exchanged gunfire with the thugs, sending them fleeing.
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