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Texas restaurant owner fatally shoots suspected burglar, police say

A Texas restaurant owner fatally shot a man suspected of breaking into his business multiple times in recent weeks.

KGBT-TV reported that 46-year-old Gilbert Medina Jr. was shot and killed at the Pumpjack Mexican Restaurant in Edinburg early Tuesday. 

Edinburg police told the station that the owner was staying overnight at the restaurant out of precaution following a string of recent break-ins.

After the suspect made his way into the restaurant, there was a confrontation that allegedly ended with the owner shooting Medina Jr., police told KGBT-TV.

CBS Houston reported that prosecutors are reviewing whether the shooting is justified under the state's “castle doctrine,” which allows people to use deadly force against intruders under certain circumstances.

As of Tuesday morning, no criminal charges had been filed against the restaurant owner.

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