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The News-Press, Lee County, FL, 08/25/02

Friday, November 1, 2002

Steven Robey and his daughter, Sarina, were staying at a North Fort Myers, Fla., hotel while house hunting. Robey called the front desk for room service one morning, and soon there was a knock at his door. He opened the door expecting to see coffee and doughnuts but was instead greeted by two strange men demanding money. When Robey refused their demands, the men forced their way into the hotel room. One man pulled a gun and forced Robey onto a bed while the other intruder grabbed Sarina and began to drag her into the bathroom. Reacting quickly, Robey reached under his pillow and pulled out a .45-cal. pistol. He fired several times at the man holding him and then turned and fired several shots at the man who held his daughter, emptying his gun. Both suspects sustained several gunshot wounds and one died at the scene. Lee County Sheriff's Capt. Richard Chard said the investigation shows Robey was defending himself. "A gun was pointed at his head, and a man was taking his daughter into the bathroom," Chard said. "I feel I would have responded the same way."
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