Posted BY: Wyatt | NwoReport

A man armed with an AR-15 fled from a California liquor store screaming ‘He shot my arm off!’ after the 80-year-old owner blasted him with his shotgun.

Craig Cope opened fire when the 23-year-old armed intruder entered his shop in Norco early Sunday morning. As the suspect frantically ran away, Cope suffered a minor heart attack from the shock of the incident. 

Four suspects armed with guns and wearing facial coverings had planned to rob the store, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. 

But employees say Cope, who has owned the store since 1967, spotted the suspects heading his way, so he grabbed his shotgun and fired at the first robber as he burst in. Security camera footage captured the dramatic encounter. 

‘He shot my arm off! He shot my arm off!’ the man can be heard shouting as he frantically runs back to a black BMW SUV that deputies later said was reported stolen. 

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The suspects were located a short time later at a local hospital, where one of the suspects, a 23-year-old male, was suffering from a gunshot wound consistent with a shotgun blast, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department release. He remains hospitalized in critical, but stable condition.

The three other suspects were taken into police custody and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for robbery and conspiracy. They are being held on $500,000 bail.

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