Pharmacy owner Richard Bromberg, 60, was in the habit of
catching up on paperwork in his Hartford, Connecticut, store on
Sunday afternoon, but this time would be different. Although it was
obvious to nearby residents that Bromberg was working inside his
store, a would-be thief, apparently oblivious to the proprietor's
presence, brazenly broke out the store's plate-glass door and
crawled over broken glass to get inside. Brombert confronted the man
and ordered him to stop, but the man continued to advance. That's
when Bromberg fired, striking the man in the head and sending him to
the hospital in critical condition.
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