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Another crime victim takes matters into his own hands

5:16 PM, Oct 31, 2003   |    comments
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Tampa - Tampa police say a crime victim may have taken matters in his own hands. Investigators say Michael Garner tried to rob the owner of Engine Rebuild Specialists on Columbus Drive in Tampa. The owner, Benjamin Lee Tate, fought back by shooting him in the chest. Garner is in critical condition at Tampa General Hospital. He has been charged with attempted car jacking and attempted armed robbery. Tampa Police say they believe Tate was justified in shooting Garner, but they're still investigating. This is the third time he has shot at someone trying to rob him.

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