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Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids, MI, 07/07/04

Monday, November 1, 2004

Around the Grand Rapids, Michigan, neighborhood, corner store owner Leon Moody is wellknown for his generosity, which is why it came as a shock that someone would try to rob him. According to Moody, the suspect walked into the store, pointed a gun at his face, and demanded money. When Moody asked why he would do this, the robber threatened to "blow his head off for that money." Asking for a moment to gather the money, Moody reached down and pulled out his own firearm, then fired twice at the crook, hitting him once in the arm. The robber fled in a car, but -- was apprehended less than an hour later in the local emergency room. The unnamed suspect has been charged with assault with intent to rob while armed, and felony possession of a firearm.
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