Rare New Jersey Self Defense Shooting By Store Owner, NJ Declines to Charge Victim

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Rare New Jersey Self Defense Shooting By Store Owner, NJ Declines to Charge Victim
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NEWARK, N.J. –-(Ammoland.com)- 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.

[How nice of them not to charge the victim, New Jersey law does allow owners of commercial property to have their own gun on the premises for self defense, but you cannot conceal and carry without the impossible to obtain CPL ]

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.

A rare happy ending for everyone involved.

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And another on bites the dust.


Another criminal forfeited his live because he was stupid.

Glad the citizen took him out.

L:iberty Seeker

Actually, in NJ you CAN conceal and carry if you are the owner of a business, within that business, without the impossible to obtain carry license. You do not have to “own” the land it’s on, as long as you are in legal possession of the location (you can be in possession via a lease), it is allowed. This assumes of course that you have gone through all the obstacles NJ presents including the permit to purchase a handgun requirement. Also, there is no prohibition to open carry if you are the owner of a business, but this would not… Read more »


What ? The guy didn’t read the sign that he wasn’t allowed to enter with a firearm. Maybe he couldn’t read english. Maybe the sign should be posted in 911 different languages. Maybe he didn’t know what a firearm was. They should have used the the term gun. They were lucky it was a store and not a school.

brian winters

I used to carry a gun at my business for years and it was allowed only because I owned th land. If I had leased the land I would have been committing a crime.


NICE shootin’ ! ………. maybe this guy just needed a gallon of milk and made a small error in judgement ? … OH WELL !


Another dead turd ! The deli owner still has his life and money ! Dont get better than that !