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New Orleans Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, 10/3/98

Monday, March 1, 1999

When Michelle Sheppard emerged from an office building after conducting business one afternoon, she was confronted by her estranged husband who was angry and armed with both a knife and a gun, according to sheriff's office spokesman Col. Bob Garner. The knife attack that ensued left the New Orleans woman with stab wounds to the forehead, back, neck and side. As she attempted to escape, Sheppard ran into the parking lot of a nearby business where she attracted the attention of a patron who witnessed her plight and decided to help. The Good Samaritan used a gun he was licensed to carry to hold Sheppard's attacker until police deputies arrived.

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