NEW PORT RICHEY — A business owner shot and killed a would-be robber at his store Sunday, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
The attempted robbery happened about 9:45 a.m. at Justice Coin, a coin dealership at 10030 State Road 52.
Deputies say a man who had previously been a customer at the store threatened the owner with a knife.
The owner shot the man once in the chest, deputies said. The man, identified by authorities as Jacob Sanborn, 25, collapsed outside the store. Sanborn was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The business owner, Wayne Justice, 52, sustained minor injuries. The case will be reviewed by the State Attorney's Office, but the Sheriff's Office said Justice is not expected to face charges.
Justice declined to comment about the incident.
Law enforcement records show Sanborn lived in New Port Richey and had been charged with marijuana possession several times — in 2004, 2007 and this past January.
Additionally, he pleaded guilty in 2007 to robbery and was charged in January with working as a pawnbroker without a license, a third-degree felony. On April 27, he received 18 months' probation.
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