- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The owner of a northern New Jersey supermarket shot and killed a would-be robber who pointed a gun at him.

Essex County prosecutors say the shooting at the Neighborhood Deli Supermarket in Newark occurred around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. They say no charges have been filed against the store owner, who legally possessed the gun he used in the shooting, but would not release his name.

Prosecutors say 46-year-old Newark resident Mark Robinson pulled out a gun shortly after he entered the Irvine Turner Boulevard store. They say he pointed the weapon at the store owner, who then fired at Robinson.

Robinson was taken to a hospital, but was pronounced dead there a short time later. The store owner was not injured.

Prosecutors say Robinson’s gun was found at the scene.

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