Heroes come in all shapes and sizes…
And sometimes they come in the form of an 80-year-old man.
Corresponding abc news, A robber with a gun was shot dead by a quick-thinking shopkeeper in Norco, California, and the shopkeeper happened to be 80 years old.
People robbing stores with AR-15s these days right? Damned…
The quick confrontation happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, when the store owner pulled his shotgun from behind the counter and shot the perpetrator. The store’s owner reportedly saw the suspected attackers on surveillance camera and snatched the shotgun.
Four suspects drove to the store in a BMW SUV and entered the store with their guns pointed directly at the owner in a robbery attempt.
In the video footage, one of the suspects can be heard yelling:
“He shot my arm off, he shot my arm off!”
In this case, the sheriff’s department commended the owner for acting quickly:
“In this case, a lawfully armed member of our community prevented a violent crime and ensured his own safety while confronted by multiple armed suspects.”
Authorities discovered the injured suspect in the hospital suffering from the gunshot wound. The other suspects were found outside the hospital in the previously reported stolen BMW. Police also found stolen guns in the SUV.
Three suspects were arrested on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy and their bail was set at $500,000.
The injured suspect remained hospitalized and was in critical but stable condition. After his release from the hospital he goes to prison.
Talk about a legend. This 80-year-old convenience store owner likely not only saved his own life, but possibly others inside as well.
He had a heart attack shortly after the shooting but is resting in the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/08/03/80-year-old-liquor-store-owner-shoots-armed-robber-with-his-shotgun/ 80-Year-Old Liquor Store Owner Shoots Armed Robber With His Shotgun