‘He Shot My Arm Off!’: Elderly Liquor Store Owner Stops Robbery


Surveillance from the Norco Market & Liquor in Norco, California, captured the moment the elderly owner shot at a would-be robber in the early hours of Sunday.

The footage shows the masked male suspect entering the store with an AR-15-style rifle shortly before 3 a.m. and pointing it directly at the 80-year-old store owner behind the counter, Fox 11 noted. In the footage, the assailant is heard repeatedly telling the owner to put his “hands in the air,” but he is ignored by the owner.


The owner instead grabbed his own shotgun from behind the counter area and fired a single shot at the suspect, hitting him in the arm. The suspect immediately started screaming hysterically and ran out of the store, yelling to another armed suspect, “He shot my arm off! He shot my arm off!”

Surveillance from outside the store showed the first and second suspects getting into a car, which held two other people, according to Fox 11. All four suspects were reportedly later located at a hospital in Southern California, where one was seeking medical treatment for a gunshot wound…. (Read more)

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