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The Monitor, McAllen, Texas, 11/10/08

Sunday, February 1, 2009

ALEJANDRO SALINAS WAS paying for his gas when the clerk warned him he'd seen several suspicious men outside. On his guard, Salinas walked to his truck, but before he could close the door, one of the men put a gun to his neck "Get out of the truck I'm going to take it and I'm going to kill you;' the suspect said, according to police. But Salinas executed a classic tactical move: In a fast, fluid motion, he pushed away his assailant's gun while drawing his own 9 mm pistol and shooting the assailant twice. The wounded suspect fired once into the air as he fell to the ground. His accomplices grabbed him and took him to a hospital, where he died. Salinas has a concealed-carry permit.
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