What to Know
- A 32-year-old man police say tried to rob a Bronx bodega late Sunday was shot and killed by the 43-year-old store owner, the NYPD says
- The store owner in Soundview was taken to an NYPD station house to be questioned, but authorities later said he would not be charged
- No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing
A Bronx bodega owner was being questioned after police say he shot and killed a would-be robber who barged into his store and demanded money.
A 32-year-old man stormed into the J Supermarket on Morrison Avenue in Soundview late Sunday and ordered the 43-year-old owner to hand over cash, according to the NYPD. When the worker refused, the suspect tried to jump over the counter when the owner shot him in the head, police said.
Cops rushed to the store and found the suspect unconscious with a gunshot wound to his head, officials said. He was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He has been identified as Daniel Meeks of the Bronx.
The store owner was taken to an NYPD station house to be questioned about the robbery, but authorities later said he would not be charged. Police said the suspect was not armed during the attempted robbery.
Police said Meeks has a criminal history, including criminal mischief and attempted robbery.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.