HIALEAH, Fla. -

Police have identified the man they say tried to rob a Hialeah pharmacy, Monday when he was shot and killed by the manager, Angel Navarro-Betancourt.

The shooting occurred shortly after noon at 41 Health Mart Pharmacy, 820 E. 41st St.

Hialeah police said Victor Navarro, Jr, 24, was dead when officers arrived.

It took police hours to interview witnesses and gather evidence.

Police said Navarro-Betancourt is cooperating with the investigation, and said it appears he was simply protecting himself and others in the store during the attempted armed robbery.