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Bitten for his efforts.

At 4:50 in the afternoon on March 15, a man later identified as Clarence Taylor entered a Shreveport, Louisiana, gas station intending to rob it. He pointed a gun at a clerk to force compliance, but almost immediately two other clerks pulled their own guns and pointed them at Taylor, sending him fleeing.

Police began combing the area for a suspect, and about an hour later, officer Matthew Childs spotted Taylor walking down a street. When Childs attempted to stop him, Taylor pulled a gun and shot at Childs. Childs shot back. Both men missed, and Taylor was able to elude Childs.

To locate Taylor, police brought in a K-9 unit to search for him. The dog found Taylor under a house and discouraged further resistance with a good bite. The gun Taylor had used in the crimes was recovered from under the house. Taylor was charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted robbery, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
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Title Annotation:EXERCISING THE RIGHT
Author:Williamsen, Kurt
Publication:The New American
Date:Jul 9, 2007
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