LA VERGNE, TN — A store owner is lucky to be alive after having a near-death encounter with a man armed with a box cutter. The owner of Discount Tobacco and Beer was outside behind is store talking with a friend, when a man identified as Jamie Sellars approached them. Sellars then asked if they were still open.
The store owner told Sellars they were closed before he was attacked a box cutter, slicing his neck.
The owner of the store, who has a carry permit, shot Sellars.
Sellars fled the scene, but was later found dead a short distance away. The owner was treated at the scene for his injuries, but say that one of his main arteries was just missed by the box cutter.
Sellars is said to have had a criminal history. The store owner is not expected to face any charges.