Boss Wounds Disgruntled Employee

Believing he was about to be fired from his job with a Fort Pierce, Florida, lawn-care business, a disgruntled employee got a gun and went to the home of his boss. But L.C. Salter, the owner and intended target, was also armed. When the employee pulled his gun, Salter grabbed his .38 out of his truck. In an exchange of shots, the assailant was wounded, while Salter escaped unscathed.

From the July 5, 1994, Armed Citizen, citing the March 31, 1994, Melbourne, Florida, Florida Today.

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