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The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, 7/21/01

Monday, October 1, 2001

An employee at The Tool House in Shreveport, La., ended an alleged serial robber's crime spree when he shot the man as he attempted to rob the store. The suspect, identified by police as Diandre Lias, entered the store wearing a blue bandanna over the lower part of his face. The robber cocked his .38-cal. revolver and aimed it at three employees and one customer. One of the employees responded by pulling out his own .357-cal. revolver. Both men fired one shot. The robber, who was struck in the chest, died an hour later, according to Shreveport Police Detective Russell Ross.

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