Wild Video Shows Store Owner Defend Himself Against Armed Thugs

Norco California

A male suspect wearing a ski mask and a red and black sweatshirt entered a store in Norco, California, and pointed a rifle at the store owner, who quickly grabbed a shotgun and opened fire on the suspect.

The Norco Market & Liquor owner fired on a suspect who walked into the store armed with a rifle. A second suspect got out of the vehicle as the first one shouted, “He shot my arm off!”

Three additional suspects were arrested at a Southern California hospital. The assailants were in a stolen BMW and used stolen guns in the attempted robbery.

A 23-year-old male remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition after being shot by the lawfully armed store owner.

The owner suffered a heart attack following the dramatic incident and is recovering in the Norco hospital.

Video of the events is seen below courtesy of KTLA:

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. ‘He shot my arm off’: Elderly store owner opens fire on the would-be robber in Norco – Fox 11 LA
  2. California liquor store owner shoots would-be robber – NY Post
  3. 80-year-old store owner shoots would-be robber – LA Times
  4. Elderly California store owner fires at armed robbery suspect who shouts, ‘He shot my arm off!’ – Fox News
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