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Man who shot, killed attempted robber could be charged

Minneapolis detectives first called him a 'good Samaritan.' But an investigation is ongoing to determine whether the unidentified man acted in self-defense while thwarting a gunpoint robbery Thursday.
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Minneapolis detectives first called him a 'good Samaritan.' But an investigation is ongoing to determine whether the unidentified man acted in self-defense while thwarting a gunpoint robbery Thursday.

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