Victim shot in robbery try

September 15, 1992|By Staff Report

A Northeast Baltimore tavern owner shot himself in the righ index finger early today while firing several shots at a gunman who attempted to rob him, police said.

Richard Freeberger, 37, owner of the Vilma Bar in the 3400 block of Belair Road, suffered only a minor injury in the 1:15 a.m. attempted robbery.

Police said a man armed with a sawed-off shotgun walked into the bar and demanded money.

But Mr. Freeberger, police said, pulled a .38-caliber revolver and fired several shots toward the gunman. The gunman, who was not believed hit, escaped.

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