Venice Man Kills Robber

Hearing noises outside his Venice, California, home early one morning, Tak Cho readied his handgun, and took it with him when someone knocked on the door. Cho answered the knock, and when a man tried to force his way in, Cho fired, mortally wounding the intruder.

From the July 5, 1994, Armed Citizen, citing the March 22, 1994 Venice, California, Outlook.

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