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The Greenville News, Greenville, SC, 02/06/02

Wednesday, May 1, 2002

An Anderson, S.C., shop owner shot and killed a man who attacked him with a screwdriver. Owner Leroy Long, his wife, Anne, and a customer were inside Long's Fishing Center about 8 a.m. when two men entered the store. One man came around the counter and lunged at Long, swinging a screwdriver and demanding money. As his attacker kept approaching Long with the screwdriver, the shop owner fired eight shots from two guns, hitting the man twice, said Capt. Dale McCard of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office. "He had one gun on him and emptied it, and it didn't have any effect on the individual," McCard said. "He still was coming after him. As he backed up, [Long] grabbed the second gun that he had on the premises and used that gun as well."

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