Hobert Franklin, Jr., died helping attempt to save Sarah M. Anderson from assault, Grand Junction, Colorado, September 3, 1999. Ms. Anderson, 25, was arguing with her estranged husband outside the grocery store where she was employed. The husband, who was armed with a .22-caliber revolver, then began to assault her. A customer of the store, Franklin, 50, was in the vicinity. He approached to within a few feet of the assailant, telling him to leave Ms. Anderson alone. The assailant shot Franklin in the chest, then dragged Ms. Anderson into the parking lot, where he shot another man who intervened, Ms. Anderson, and then himself. After he was shot, Franklin collapsed, then was taken inside the store, where resuscitation was attempted. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead of his gunshot wound. The other man, Ms. Anderson, and the assailant also died of their gunshot wounds.
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