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San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, CA, 7/31/98

Sunday, November 1, 1998

A Hayward, California, man was dozing on his couch late one evening when he heard heavy pounding at his front door. After several loud "thumps," the front door flew open in a hail of splinters, and a large man wearing a ski mask attempted to make his way inside. The shaken resident fired several times from his .38-cal. revolver, fatally wounding the homebreaker. An accomplice escaped. Police ruled the shooting justified.

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