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80 years old Liquor store owner in California was caught in video opening fire on a set robber with a shotgun, causing the suspect to run out of his business shouting “he shot my arm off!”
The act of self-defense happened early Sunday morning at the Norco & Wine Market in Norco, just East of Los Angelesafter the store owner confronted a gunman.
“In this case, a legally armed member of our community stopped violent crime and ensured their own safety, while facing multiple armed suspects.” Riverside County Sheriff’s Office said.
Surveillance footage obtained by Fox11 LA shows the masked suspect pointing a rifle at the store owner moments before the store owner approaches behind the counter, grabs a handgun and shoots at the suspect.
The suspect was then heard shouting “he shot my arm off!” as he ran out of the store and into a vehicle outside.
The 23-year-old gunman – whose identity has not been released – was later monitored at a local hospital for “suffering a gunshot wound corresponding to a shotgun blast,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. Riverside County.
He remains in critical but stable condition and will be sent to jail upon release.
Other men who police said were inside the getaway vehicle, who were also found at the hospital, were identified as Justin Johnson, 22, of Inglewood, Jamar Williams, 27, of Los Angeles and Davon Broadus, 24, in Las Vegas.
The BMW SUV they were riding in was previously reported stolen and found to contain multiple stolen weapons – and now each of them is being face robbery and conspiracy charges and is being held on $500,000 bail, the sheriff’s office added.
Meanwhile, the 80-year-old shop owner is recovering at the hospital after having a heart attack shortly after committing the robbery, according to Fox11 LA.