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Restaurant owner faces no charges after fatal shooting in York

The York County Coroner has confirmed that Rickey Cox Jr., the man who attempted to rob the restaurant, died of multiple gunshot wounds.

YORK, Pa. — Officials announced on Tuesday that they wouldn't file charges against a York restaurant owner who shot and killed a man at his business.

The announcement comes seven days after emergency crews responded to a shooting at the Asian Best restaurant on the first block of North Penn Street in York at around 7 p.m.

York City Police say the owner of the restaurant shot and killed 33-year-old Rickey Cox of Manchester Township, who was attempting to rob the restaurant.

On. Jan. 6 after an autopsy, the York County Coroner's Office ruled Cox’s death a homicide, saying that he died of multiple gunshot wounds. The office did however add it defines "homicide" as "death at the hands of another," and they it may or may not be determined to be justifiable by law enforcement or the court.

On Jan. 11, a week after the shooting, the York City Police Department announced that after an investigation and consultation with York County District Attorney’s office, no charges would be filed in the shooting death of Cox, saying that the incident is being ruled as a justifiable homicide.

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