James Scott Clay died after rescuing Lyn Ballard from assault, Des Moines, Iowa, November 4, 1986. Miss Ballard, 30, was in her house when a man broke in, placed a shotgun to her head, and threatened to kill her. A friend of hers, Clay, 30, antique restorer, was also in the house. He approached the intruder and pleaded with him not to harm Miss Ballard. The intruder released her, and she fled to safety. Shortly, the intruder shot Clay in the chest, then ran from the house. Clay was mortally wounded.
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