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Shopkeeper: I shot robber in self-defense

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio store keeper tells a newspaper that he killed a robber in self-defense after the man pointed a gun at his wife and then fired an errant shot at him.

Smail Gueddari tells the Hamilton JournalNews ( ) that he was working in the back room of his Hamilton store, Mazagan Urban Ware, when the man came in Saturday night. The robber, his face covered by a bandana, was pointing a gun at Gueddari's wife.

Gueddari says that when he came out, the robber fired a shot at him but missed. Gueddari said that's when he pulled his gun and shot back twice, hitting the robber once.

The robber — identified as 26-year-old Jeremy Scott Irvin of Fairfield — died later at a hospital.

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