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Chiropractor Fired Shot in Self Defense

Pasco County Sheriff’s investigators will not file charges against Lenny Linardos, 46, for Monday’s shooting of Jamie Velez, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

They say Linardos, owner of Holiday’s West Coast Spine and Injury Center, shot Velez in self defense, after the 33-year-old confrontedthe chiropractor at his clinic.

Linardos, who does have a history of domestic battery and disorderly conduct charges, reportedly believed Velez was having an affair with an employee at his clinic, and shared that information with Velez’s girlfriend, the Times reported. Velez remains in critical but stable condition at an area hospital.

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