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Self-described CIA assassin dies in 'gun accident'

Self-described CIA assassin dies in 'gun accident' 24 Aug 2010 Roland W. Haas, a senior intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Reserve who claimed in a 2007 memoir that he was a CIA assassin, died over the weekend when he accidentally shot himself, police in Georgia said. According to an account in the Newnan, Ga., Times-Herald, "Passing motorists saw Haas on the side of the road" on Saturday night "and heard the pop of a gunshot." A police patrolman soon discovered Haas, 58, lying face down behind his car and pronounced him dead, the paper said. Haas had shot himself in the femoral artery in his right leg [!], the Coweta County police told the paper.