UPDATED | June 17, 2015 9:30 PM


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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) –  An attempted robbery at a Fort Worth grocery store ended in one of the alleged robbers shot to death by the owner.

It happened at Lincoln Grocery at Lincoln Avenue and NW 16th Street Wednesday around 1:50pm.

The owner, fearing for his life, doesn’t want CBS11 to use his name, but talked to us exclusively.

“Two guys with shotguns come to rob my store. But because they take the money, I shoot them,” the store owner said.

Fort Worth police say three men walked into the store with a shotgun.  One suspect demanded money.  The second one had the shotgun and the third was standing next to the man with the weapon.

Police say the store owner gave his wallet to the first suspect then pulled out a gun and shot the suspect holding a gun.  He died at the scene.

“He grabbed my wallet and got inside to take the money, but I shot them before he take money,” the owner of Lincoln Grocery said.

Nearby residents support the business owner’s actions.

“Good for him. Better them then him I say because he’s a part of our neighborhood,” said Raymon Jara.

The two suspects who were not hit ran off and police are still looking for them.

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