Roy Rhodes had closed his shop and was returning home just after
midnight when he was attacked from behind by two armed men. One or
possibly both men fired at Rhodes, who suffered a gunshot wound to
his leg. Rhodes returned fire, killing one of the robbers. The other
gunman was later arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
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