Sunday, December 28, 2003

New Orleans, Louisiana

From Baton Rouge's of December 28, 2003

Man Killed During Attempted Robbery

(New Orleans-AP) -- New Orleans police say a man washing his clothes at a coin-operated laundry on Saturday was killed when two masked armed robbers held up the business and the owner shot back.

The two gunmen, both wearing ski masks, entered the "Washateria 7" at about 8:00 a.m. and demanded money from the 58-year-old laundry owner and a 70-year-old woman cashier. Police say the owner got his pistol and shot several shots at the armed robbers.

Police say Garry Hayes, who was 42, was at the laundry washing his clothes and was shot and collapsed on the sidewalk. Police say no charges have been filed against the owner. Police say the two suspects remain at large and face murder and robbery charges.

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