A Bronx bodega owner will reportedly not be charged for killing a man during what police say was an attempted robbery.

Daniel Meeks, 32, was not armed when he allegedly got into a fight with Chen on Sunday night at Chen's store, J Market, in the Soundview section of the Bronx. Police say that Meeks "demanded money and tried to jump over the counter." Chen used a .357 Magnum revolver, which he apparently had a license for, and shot Meeks in the head. He then called the police.

Meeks was taken to Jacobi Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Post detailed his criminal history, which included an arrest last week for petit larceny. According to Times, Meeks's mother said "that her son had been dealing with bipolar disorder since he was 13."

Chen, 43, only told the NY Times, "I am very tired. I don’t want to talk about it."

Residents were split on whether the shooting was justified. One told CBS 2, "It’s bad enough we live a cruel world, there’s no need to be shooting people," while another supported the bodega owner, "I tip my cap to him. He did what he had to do. He was protecting his business. And if he had family working in there with him, then yes, he was protecting his family."

Another resident, Miguel Rosario, who shops at the J Market, told the Post, "I feel bad for the owners... They are just very hard-working people. They also own the Chinese restaurant on this block... [Chen] does a lot for the neighborhood. He’s really into the community board."