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A Flint, Michigan Flint is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and is located along the Flint River, 66 miles (106 km) northwest of Detroit. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 124,943, making it the fifth largest city in Michigan. It is the county seat of Genesee County6. , man doesn't like how the media is portraying him after he was forced to shoot a youngster who was threatening him with a gun.

Sean Hannosh was working at the Lewis Street Market, a store owned by his brother, on July 21 when two masked robbers entered the store. The lead robber pointed a shotgun shotgun: see small arms.
shotgun

Smoothbore shoulder firearm designed to fire a number of pellets, or shot, that cover a large target area after they leave the muzzle. It is used mainly against small game such as birds.
 at Hannosh and told everyone in the store to get down on the floor. As Hannosh and his customers went to the ground, the lead robber shot, hitting a cigarette display behind Hannosh.

Hannosh quickly moved behind some protective glass and retrieved a pistol. He then fired a warning shot to try to scare the robbers before being forced to fire a shot at the lead robber.

His shot struck the robber, but the masked man was able to free the scene with his accomplice accomplice: see accessory. . The robber, Hakeem ha·keem  
n.
Variant of hakim1.

Noun 1. hakeem - a Muslim physician
hakim

Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam

doc, doctor, physician, Dr.
 Nelson, 14, was later found and pronounced dead at a local hospital. The other robber had abandoned Nelson but took Nelson's shotgun.

Though locals characterize Hannosh as a good person and have showed support for him by stopping at the store and telling him that he did what he had to do, the media have since depicted de·pict  
tr.v. de·pict·ed, de·pict·ing, de·picts
1. To represent in a picture or sculpture.

2. To represent in words; describe. See Synonyms at represent.
 Hannosh as being too quick on the trigger, too quick to shoot a teenager.

But, as Hannosh pointed out to the Flint Journal This article may contain improper references to .
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, he couldn't tell how old the masked robber was, and he didn't have time to discuss it with him. "I didn't know if he was 14, 15, or 100 years old," he said. "I didn't want to shoot him. I'm sorry he was 14. I have three kids too."

The police have watched the store's surveillance tape and ruled that the shooting was justified, yet the media still portray the robbery victim who defended himself as the bad guy--as usual.
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Title Annotation:EXERCISING THE RIGHT
Author:Williamsen, Kurt
Publication:The New American
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U3MI
Date:Sep 5, 2005
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