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11 April 2002

Indianapolis Star (Indiana)

It was a routine call that went terribly wrong. Allen County Sheriff's Deputy Eryk Heck was investigating a robbery when he was shot to death outside a Fort Wayne house. Timothy Stoffer, already a convicted felon, wasn't even supposed to have a gun. But he found one anyway, in an armchair in his parents house. After a brief gunbattle, both men were dead. Today, the slain deputy's family will ask the Indiana Supreme Court to make a landmark decision and hold Stoffer's... (

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