CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1996 |
A Glendale merchant defied a group of men trying to extort money from him at gunpoint, returning their fire and killing two of the assailants, police said Wednesday. The shootout late Tuesday is a tragic example of the growing trend toward business extortion among Glendale's burgeoning immigrant population, officials said. Authorities asked that the merchant's identity not be published, citing fears for his safety.