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Postmaster Shot in Texas

May 9, 1994

DEWEYVILLE, Texas (AP) _ A gunman walked into the Post Office on Monday and shot the postmaster three times during an apparent robbery, authorities said. A suspect surrendered 120 miles away.

Jeff Hale, 42, was listed as stable and undergoing surgery, said Baptist Hospital-Orange.

About 4 1/2 hours after the shooting, John P. Anger, 61, of Orange surrendered to the Huntsville Police Department.

″He came into the building and advised one of the deputies what he had done,″ Lt. Gary Howze said.

Deweyville is 100 miles east of Houston and just across the state line from Louisiana.

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