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Bangor Daily News, Bangor, ME, 06/21/04

Sunday, August 1, 2004

Shop Rite clerk Abdrab Ashishi was preparing to close the convenience store for the night when a man dressed in black and wearing a white Halloween mask moved behind the counter. The masquerader, later identified as career criminal David Billups, pointed what appeared to be a gun at Ashishi, who retrieved a handgun and fired several shots at Billups, killing him. Hamilton County prosecutor Mike Allen commented that Ashishi was within his rights. "He did what he had the legal right to do: He got his weapon and fired," said Allen.

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