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EDINBURG, Texas (CBS Houston) — Police say a restaurant owner fatally shot a suspected robber after his business was broken into three times in recent weeks.

KGBT-TV reports Gilbert Medina Jr. was shot and killed early Tuesday morning after he broke into Pumpjack Mexican Restaurant.

Edinburg Police Lt. Oscar Trevino tells KGBT that the owner – who was staying overnight at the restaurant due to the recent break-ins — and Medina got into a confrontation. Medina was then shot and later died.

The Monitor reports that police are trying to verify a claim that Medina had a sharp object in his hand at the time of the shooting.

Robbers previously used a metal ladder to get up on the roof and break into the restaurant, stealing cash and televisions. The Monitor reports that police were going to set up a surveillance operation in hopes to nab the burglars before the shooting happened.

No criminal charges have been filed against the owner as prosecutors will review whether the “castle law” – which allows people at home or at the workplace to use deadly force against intruders – was used properly.

The case has been turned over to the Hidalgo County District Attorney.

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