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Man shot after slamming door in robbers' faces

Posted June 25, 2008 2:29 p.m. EDT
Updated June 25, 2008 8:30 p.m. EDT

— An 82-year-old man was recovering Wednesday after being shot in the leg when he refused to cooperate with two robbers who showed up at his door.

Oscar Powell said two men pounded on the back door to his house in the 300 block of North Glendale Avenue late Monday and demanded money from him when he opened it.

"I won't give you nothing," Powell said he told the pair before slamming the door in their faces.

One of the men fired a shot through the door, striking Powell in the right leg. The men then fled on foot.

Powell said he didn't get a good look at the robbers, but said they appeared to be in the late teens or early 20s.

Police said the case remains under investigation.