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Chattanooga Times, Chattanooga, TN ; 7/22/99

Friday, October 1, 1999

Army retiree John Langwasser, 68, heard glass breaking in his Jasper, Tennessee, home one morning and armed himself with a Smith & Wesson .38 Spl. revolver before going to investigate. According to Marion County Sheriff Jim Webb, Langwasser was met in the living room by a man with outstretched arms asking, "Did you know someone was breaking into your house?" Realizing the ruse was ineffective, the man jumped Langwasser who fired the handgun, fatally striking the intruder once in the chest.

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