A business owner in Pasco County took action into his own hands after a man tried robbing his coin store Sunday morning.

According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Jacob Sanborn came into Justice Coins on State Road 52 around 9:45 a.m. and tried robbing store owner Wayne Justice.

Investigators said Sanborn threatened Justice with a knife. Moments later, Justice shot Sanborn once in the chest.

Sanborn collapsed outside the door and died a short time later at a local hospital. We're told Justice only suffered minor injuries.

Bay News 9 spoke with a customer of the store who said these days you've got to do what you've got to do to protect your property.

"I think he's a good man. And I think he was protecting himself," Virginia Watts said. "If that' what happened then he had his right to bear arms. I'm sure he's licensed and ready."

Investigators said Sanborn was a customer of the store and knew Justice.

The case will be reviewed by the State Attorney's office. At this time, no charges are expected.