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The Post and Courier, North Charleston, SC, 08/26/05

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Cecil and Jerry Reynolds were fed up with the repeated robberies of their tire store. So, during the most recent attempt, Jerry "did what the law allows him to do," Sheriff Al Cannon, Jr., said. The Reynolds, who live about SO yds, from their business, were able to install an intercom similar to a baby monitor at their store. At about 4 a.m., they were awakened by the sound of breaking glass. Jerry investigated, but found nothing and returned home. Minutes later, the two again heard what sounded like a break-in. Jerry grabbed his 12-ga. shotgun and returned to the store, where he saw someone enter a black car. According to sheriff's officials, Jerry ordered the suspect to get out of the car, but he refused and instead gunned the engine and hit Jerry, who fired buckshot into the front windshield. The suspect, upon being struck, swerved and crashed. The driver was taken to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
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