John Francis McCarthy rescued Yvonne and Tabatha Moore from assault, Opa-Locka, Florida, November 8, 1984. Miss Moore, 20, was being beaten by a man armed with a sawed-off shotgun in the courtyard of her apartment complex after she and Tabatha, 6, her daughter, attempted to flee. McCarthy, 25, waiter, ran from a nearby apartment into the line of fire, where he seized Tabatha and took her to safety. When he returned, Miss Moore broke free of the assailant and ran toward McCarthy as the assailant chased her with the shotgun. McCarthy broke into an apartment, entered it with Miss Moore, and slammed the door and held it shut. The assailant fired through the door, wounding Miss Moore and McCarthy. Police arrived and arrested the gunman. Miss Moore and McCarthy were hospitalized for their wounds, and they recovered, McCarthy with some permanent disability.
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