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St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Mo., 8/25/04

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

A St. Louis, Mo., homeowner retrieved a handgun before answering an early morning knock on his back door. A man standing outside first asked for gasoline, then forced his way in, shocking the resident with an electric stun gun. The homeowner fired one shot, fatally wounding the assailant. Police said the shooting was apparently justified.

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