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Business Owner Shoots, Kills, Robbery Suspect, 2nd Shooting Investigation Today

PASCO – A suspect in an attempted robbery died this evening, after officials say the owner of a Zephyrhills restaurant shot the suspect in self-defense.

According to preliminary reports, an unknown Hispanic male, 30 to 40 years old, approached the owners of Jordan’s Roadside BBQ on Eiland Blvd in Zephyrhills and demanded money. The owner’s father noticed what appeared to be a weapon in the man’s pants. The suspect became more aggressive and demanded that the owners hand over the money. That’s when the owner produced a handgun and opened fire on the suspect.

Officials say the suspect was transported to a hospital where he later died.

Deputies discovered a 6-8 inch spike in the suspect’s pocket during a search.

At this time officials believe the shooting was in self-defense and no charges have been filed.

This is the second shooting Pasco County shooting in less than 24-hours.

Information is still developing an in early morning “shootout” that occurred on St Paul Drive where according to witnesses multiple suspects were firing shots at each other. CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL REPORT

Officials remain tight lipped but neighbors say they saw masked law enforcement officers pulling dozens of large marijuana plants from the residence this evening.

Another source tells RNRF that “It sounded like a war zone. Someone had to have been shot.”

RNRF will continue to bring more on both stories as new information develops.

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  • GAMALIER MELENDEZ VARGAS

    Voter ID: 121296829 | Status: Active
    Born
    April 12, 1982
    Age
    34
    Party Affiliation
    Democrat

    Why am I not surprised?

    Monday, 19 December 2016, 10:07 am
  • The owner should use a shotgun double barrel instead a pistol!

    Saturday, 17 December 2016, 11:55 am
  • Send Him Back To Mexico in a Bag!! : )

    Friday, 16 December 2016, 8:29 pm
    • He was going back after trump got in, so now no cost to the taxpayers

      Saturday, 17 December 2016, 7:05 am
  • Thought i seen a weapon.

    Friday, 16 December 2016, 10:32 am
  • Melendezgama, you are the problem with todays society ! He should be charged for protecting his son and property? Why because the thief was Hispanic?

    Friday, 16 December 2016, 10:26 am
    • @Don== well said. Heck give him a medal for taking the thief off the streets and saving his son from bodily harm, or death. Melendez Gama you are stupid, unfortunately no cure for that.

      Friday, 16 December 2016, 11:03 am
  • See, that’s what I am talking about, take care of business. No costs to the taxpayer nor threat of bodily injury. Nice Job PSO.

    Friday, 16 December 2016, 4:44 am
    • Bethy still up smokin that pipe

      Friday, 16 December 2016, 10:35 am
  • I think he should be charged

    Friday, 16 December 2016, 3:07 am
    • why….protecting himself and others….you would do the same especially if the spike came out in a few minutes on you!! otherwise you’d be injured or dead!!

      Friday, 16 December 2016, 1:15 pm
    • Why, are you retarded

      Saturday, 17 December 2016, 12:24 pm
    • Why should he be charged?

      Saturday, 17 December 2016, 12:24 pm
    • How would you feel if you were him how would you like to be charge for being in this predicament protecting yourself and then get charged come on be real

      Saturday, 17 December 2016, 8:16 pm
    • are you on drugs or trolling? no one is that incompetent normally.

      Sunday, 18 December 2016, 12:37 am

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