Employee Shoots Robber

Behind the counter at a Watsonville, California, convenience store, John Miller's evening was rudely interrupted when two men entered the store, demanding money and stabbed him several times. Miller pulled a 9 mm semi-auto and fired, ending the attack. Miller was hospitalized, his wounded attacker arrested.

From the July 5, 1994, Armed Citizen, citing the March 29, 1994, Santa Cruz, California, Santa Cruz County Sentinel.

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