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The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Fla. 07/25/09

Monday, July 27, 2009

As Miguel Jimenez made his way home around 12 a.m., he noticed two men waiting outside his apartment in Orlando, Fla. As he approached his apartment, one of the men drew a gun and pointed it at Jimenez. Jimenez, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, drew his gun and fired at the criminal, killing him. Jimenez then turned his attention to the armed criminal’s accomplice, whom he held at gunpoint until police arrived. Neighbors of Jimenez have been supportive of his actions in defending himself. Police have also been supportive, with Captain Angelo Nieves of the Orlando Sheriff’s Department noting, “At this point, we believe he acted within the law.”

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