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The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, 3/29/01

Friday, June 1, 2001

Acouple on their way to a Memphis, Tenn., shopping mall came face-to-face with death when an armed carjacker grabbed the woman, put a gun to her head and demanded the keys. According to Memphis Police Maj. Jerry Lawson, "The man with her got out of the vehicle and pushed her out of the way and fired shots at the robber." The shots from the intended victim's licensed firearm found their target as the carjacker dove for cover beneath the vehicle. He died shortly thereafter with his revolver resting ominously nearby. The woman's father later remarked, "I am just glad she is okay because this thing could have easily turned the other way, and she or her boyfriend could have been on the ground over there."

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