Following a California liquor store owner shooting at armed men who entered his business, Carley Shimkus of Fox News gives details in a video.
NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! A shotgun-wielding would-be robber was shot by an 80-year-old California liquor store owner on camera, who then fled the scene while yelling, “He shot my arm off!”
The self-defense incident occurred early on Sunday at Norco Market and Liquor in Norco, a city located just east of Los Angeles. The store owner was challenged by a gunman with a rifle when the incident occurred.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, “in this instance, a lawfully armed member of our community prevented a violent crime and ensured their own safety, while being confronted with multiple armed suspects.”
The masked assailant can be seen pointing a rifle at the store owner in surveillance video obtained by Fox11 LA just before the owner reaches behind the counter, grabs a shotgun, and fires in the suspect’s direction.
Following the attempted robbery of a liquor store in Norco, California, on Sunday, July 31, police claim they have detained two of the armed suspects. (Office of the Sheriff of Riverside County)
The suspect then sprinted out of the business and into a getaway car, yelling “He shot my arm off!” as he did so.
According to the Riverside County Sheriffs Office, the unnamed 23-year-old gunman was later found at a nearby hospital “suffering from a gunshot wound consistent with a shotgun blast.”
He’s still in critical but stable condition, and when he’s released, he’ll be jailed.
the Southern California liquor store where the attempted robbery took place. (Maps on Google)
Police have named the three additional males they believe were in the getaway car as Justin Johnson, 22, of Inglewood, Jamar Williams, 27, of Los Angeles, and Davon Broadus, 24, of Las Vegas. All three individuals were discovered at the hospital.
Each of those individuals is now facing charges of robbery and conspiracy and is being jailed in lieu of $500,000 bond, according to the sheriff’s office. The BMW SUV they were riding in had previously been reported stolen and was discovered to have multiple stolen firearms, the sheriff’s office said.
According to Fox11 LA, the 80-year-old store owner is now recuperating in a hospital after having a heart attack soon after the attempted heist.