Watch 74-Year-Old Lady Open Fire on Robbers

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Last Saturday 25-year-old Marcus Gould and 20-year-old Leon Roberson attempted to rob a pawn shop in Springdale, Arkansas. However, their plan was foiled when one of the owners of C & S Gun and Pawn pulled out her .38 caliber revolver and opened fire.

Shirley Cornett, 74, was the one who drew down on the suspect. She fired upon Gould as he was hopping over the counter to confront the other co-owner of the store, Shirley’s husband Clint.

She managed to hit Gould in the arm. He returned fire, but his bullet hit a stack of books before hitting Shirley in the back. Thankfully, the projectile lost enough velocity where it didn’t break the skin.

Gould and Roberson fled the scene. Yet, due to his injury, Roberson dropped Gould off at a local hospital where police arrested him. Roberson returned to the hospital to check on his accomplice and was also arrested.

Now the two men are behind bars, facing charges for Attempted Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery.

As for Shirley, she was very shaken up after the incident, according to Clint who spoke with 5NEWS off camera. Clint also said that this isn’t the first time his store has been robbed at gunpoint, noting that shots were exchanged during that encounter as well.

“They didn’t get away that easy last time,” said Clint.

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  • Derek K October 31, 2016, 12:29 pm

    Is there supposed to be a video with this? Can’t find any trace of one.

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  • David Witheld January 5, 2015, 10:35 am

    You GO girl.

  • law dawg January 4, 2015, 5:34 pm

    It’s interesting to read all the different comments . unfortunately, again it’s young black men who are the perpetrators. What is very disturbing is that these types of incidents keep occurring and what’s more disturbing is our absentee supposid leaders I.e. Obama, holder, biden, and anti white rabble rowzers like al, alien head, sharpton never ever speak out about these incidents. I’m sorry and i may seem bigoted but the black community has to stop complaining and start putting their own people in check. My God, racism is a horrible, horrible, thing. But the more incidents that occur by blacks on whites, hispanics, or any other race is just creating an absolute environment for destruction. The law abiding citizens of this country, what ever creed, race, religion, etc…they are need to start worrying about the politions and billionaires who are standing aside and waiting for everyone to destroy each other so they can ultimately have their way and rule over everything…. It’s coming America ….WAKE UP!

  • Braveheart1 January 4, 2015, 3:59 pm

    “Gould and Roberson fled the scene. Yet, due to his injury, Roberson dropped Gould off at a local hospital where police arrested him. Roberson returned to the hospital to check on his accomplice and was also arrested.”

    That is freaking hilarious!

  • jedagi January 4, 2015, 3:48 pm

    Anyone with at least half a brain should know better than to try to rob a gun store.

  • NealS. January 4, 2015, 2:26 pm

    Beautiful, however the lady should have taken a few more lessons in shooting. She looked as if she was trying to shake the bullets out of the gun towards the bad guys. She should have used two hands, taken precise aim, and fired until he dropped. You never want to tick off a bad guy with a gun by just injuring him. There is no thing such as trying to injure someone with a gun. Practice makes perfect, if your going to carry a gun or run a gun shop or even a convenience store, take lessons and practice frequently so you know what to do when the time comes. If not, then please don’t carry, it could get you hurt or even killed.

    • Stryker141 January 15, 2015, 10:32 am

      Because she was hit in the back by a spent round this time it has made her realize just how easy she could become the victim in a shooting match. It would surprise me if she and her husband did not sell the store and retire. Whatever they do I do not believe she could stand up to another shoot out with a crook. At her age and because of this shoot out I don’t think she would even pull her gun in another situation like this. That is bad and I could very well be wrong and hope I am. Until you have faced a crook in a shoot out yourself you can not imagine what it feels like and the emotions it causes you to have. They do change with age too. At 68 I am a retired law enforcement officer, and do know a bit about what I am talking about.

  • CKS January 4, 2015, 1:58 pm

    FRkn Democrats, the politicians like Obama, Sharpton and the rest want us to feel bad for these misguided youth just doing what they need to do!!! Another pair of Mike Browns!!!

  • judgebill January 4, 2015, 1:34 pm

    People commit crimes, regardless of the color, shape or size of the perpetrator. The reason so many of us want to be armed is because there are some bad people out there and the police can’t stop them from committing crimes. That’s the story. It’s not complicated. We complicate matters by trying to focus on groups, racial groups, political groups, religious groups. It’s not the groups that make criminals, it’s individuals who make bad choices. Fortunately there are many of us who have made better choies. This is, unfortunately, the way the world seems to operate.

  • flyby one January 4, 2015, 11:46 am

    OMG, a white person shot a negro? Let’s call AL and Jessie. They will get things started.

  • Bill January 4, 2015, 9:48 am

    She needs practice. Only hit thug in arm. Needed to kill him

  • ick January 4, 2015, 9:18 am

    You go girl….

  • Joe January 4, 2015, 9:17 am

    The motel owner across the road was very upset at the store owners for shooting at the perpetrators and disregarding his life. What a fool. They come here because it is safer than Pakistan. I guess he wanted them to just get shot so HE would be safe. I hope all the savages it the town watched the news clip and rob him next.

  • Fred Flint January 4, 2015, 8:35 am

    Thou shalt not Steal. Thus saith the Lord. And do not point guns at people for Thou will be Shot with a firearm and be imprisoned for many years. Amen.

  • hey January 4, 2015, 8:08 am

    Its us against the global elite. As video stated they already have a repeated record of robberies and yet they are let back to influence the next generation of scum bags to do dirty deeds which the government uses as an excuse to build more jail cells, hire judges, attournies, law enforcement, etc. Is it any wonder they came from big goverment but gun hating California? Supposedly California gets $40,000 per year per inmate and that was in the 90s. Thank of what the money could do for constructive people of society while the scum bags like those two should have been on a chaingang in the Arizona desert after the first offense. Third world countries have a much more stringent justice system than we have and yet have much lower crime rate. Without a shadow of a doubt America has a completely disfunctable and irresponsible justice system in place while the scum bags prey on millions of innocent people.

  • Skipper December 17, 2014, 6:56 pm

    Way to go Granny! Hey, she did her best. Could / should her best have been better? Certainly. Bet she gets more training & practice after this experience.

    Must we really allow ourselves to be divided once again by this phony baloney racial component? Anyone who wouldn’t be suspicious of these two beauties deserves to get robbed. You put my employees, my family’s and my own life in jeopardy your gonna get what you get. I don’t care if you’re polka dotted. We gun people need more than anyone to be a cohesive group. Allowing ourselves to be divided by the race hustlers and grievance industry only serves the enemy’s purposes. We are all in this together like it or not. WHATEVER side of the component your on GET OVER IT. The “Us and Them” mentality does nothing but harm to ourselves and our nation.

    • fred Flint January 4, 2015, 8:43 am

      The grievance industry and a troubling racist component among caucasian male gun owners are both alive and well. This incident had a good ending, but is also a chance to illustrate racial prejudice on a public forum – if you read the comments.

  • Blackmaiden December 16, 2014, 1:16 pm

    Law abiding black men were being dragged out of their homes and hung. I guess it doesn’t matter if you’re law abiding or not. We all “look alike” any how. I think they are scum for their actions but can’t help but wonder how many nonblack people look at all blacks and think “ni&&er” until they find out “oh he’s not bad”. “I can use him in my I have black friends speach”.

    • SteveS December 18, 2014, 8:48 am

      Geez! where are people getting drug into the streets and being hung nowadays? Oh, right, Ferguson. Oh wait! its Black people doing that though… Racism goes both ways, BlackMaiden.

    • ejharb December 24, 2014, 11:06 pm

      live a thug die a thug worms have to eat!

    • Russ January 4, 2015, 2:52 pm

      Your small mind is what the race baiters count on.
      You need to start using your head.
      We “whities” don’t give a dam about your color.
      I’ve never thought like you think “we” do or call black people derogatory names.
      The one’s that do, have the same simple paranoid mind as you do, cultivated by the race baiters crap you fall for.
      Call them out, tell them to mind their own business and quit making money off ruining your lives.
      Slavery is over, free yourself from the race baiters who are keeping you down.
      They give you free stuff so you don’t learn to be self sufficient.
      They think your stupid and want to keep you that way.
      If you had an education and a business you wouldn’t need them and they would be out of work.
      It’s your phoney black buddies like Obama, Holder, Sharpton, and Jackson that own you now.
      Wake up and tell a friend.

      Here’s a history lesson for you “Blackmaiden”
      Black people started slavery in their own country
      Democrats wanted to keep it going in this one.
      A White Republican President Lincoln ended it here in the USA white blood and using firearms.
      So you can understand me, I’ll reiterate in Sharpton speak.
      “Whities with guns freed the slaves”.

    • ACE January 6, 2015, 2:47 pm

      Seam’s like my ancestors died freeing ALL SLAVES. 74 and I would free the unthankful slaves even now.

  • Blackmaiden December 16, 2014, 12:57 pm

    Death to ALL racists!

    • ejharb December 24, 2014, 11:03 pm

      you first

  • White Conservative December 15, 2014, 4:44 pm

    Of course another violent crime committed by blacks but nothing done by are DOJ leader and president and of course no word for Jessie and al.

    • Russ December 15, 2014, 6:28 pm

      If Obama had a son, it would be like them?

  • Larry December 15, 2014, 3:17 pm

    Two more savages that need put down!

  • Russ December 15, 2014, 12:30 pm

    —–>DUMB ASS CALIFORNIAN THUGS<—–
    Better stick to robbing in liberal friendly LA or SF, the rest of the country is armed.
    This is what we have in California people, I hate it. Be glad you don't live here.
    Oh, and 2 to the body 1 to the head, when they show up in your state please.

  • cwoffee December 15, 2014, 12:07 pm

    I wonder if Shirley practiced shooting often and took at least one gun safety or defense course. Also, for protection indoors a higher caliber is definitely better and more practical. I thought that she had a .38, not a .380.

  • Richard December 15, 2014, 11:06 am

    I really like walking into a store (mostly gun shops, pawn shops, tack store, etc.) and seeing a well armed staff. I remember when I walked into a gun shop as a kid with my dad & the staff was all armed. I thought “cool I want to work here.” Never did think …hands up don’t shoot….fun that

  • glen howe December 15, 2014, 11:02 am

    cut off off the hand or trigger finger for gun crimes,, they will learn then.. oh she should have shot till he dropped -for their safety.

    • SteveS December 18, 2014, 8:41 am

      She shot till she was compromised and dove for cover. if it wasn’t for the books in between them she would have been badly wounded. As it was I don’t think she moved fast enough (I know its hard for 72 year old to move fast). She definitely got to “Live and Learn” on this one at least.

  • Ken December 15, 2014, 10:55 am

    Situational awareness is the key to survival in these robbery incidents (yes, racially profile!):
    Two able looking black men wearing hoodies enter store
    Their hoods up
    Hands in hoodie front pockets
    No immediate eye contact with the employees
    They do a “pre-game” huddle
    The break contact and each take an employee
    Woman behind counter is experienced enough to realize what is about to happen
    Thugs pull out guns and start the game
    Woman behind counter immediately presents her gun and fires
    Thug one in black hoodie is grazed
    Thug one returns fire and misses but now game is in jeopardy
    Thug two in red hoodie has problems with his semi-auto pistol
    Thug two fires a shot then manually racks the slide, most likely ejecting a loaded round
    Neither thug is a good shot
    Game over in seconds
    Thugs zero, store one!

    • Richard December 15, 2014, 11:27 am

      I ran Liquor stores for 18 years, I went with the “overly helpful” clerk. I would have been right behind these two chatting about their day, asking what I could help them with, always behind, busting up their plan, and my hand in the small of my back holding my SP101.
      I understand this is NOT the right way, but most of my time was in a store as small as this pawn shop. No place to hide, no avenue of escape. So I would give up distance in order to un-nerve. If the guy was there to buy, I was just a pesky clerk, if he had something else in mind I could see him break a sweat. More than once I did this &after the guy left, I would call the next Liquor store down the road, they would have the same guy come in and snach & run. But now that I’m older I wonder, was I really as fast as I was SURE I was back then?

  • Lars December 15, 2014, 10:51 am

    See what happens when you bring a mouse gun to a gunfight? That’s one more reason to avoid the .380 caliber.

    • Russ December 16, 2014, 12:36 am

      Auto Shotgun, 10 rounds of 00 Buck.
      Leave the holes in the walls for show.
      Loop the video on a TV screen in the shop.

      • SteveS December 18, 2014, 8:34 am

        She was shooting a revolver so it wasn’t a .380. More likely a .38 which is closer to a 9mm. She needs to upgrade to a semi-auto 9mm Glock 17 or 19 so she could have shot him more than 6 times. That or she needs to change her ammo to some of the newer more efficient rounds like Winchester PDX-1 or the new Hornady FTX line of ammo whose .380 rounds are getting high praise for their performance capabilities. Plus she probably could use a little bit of professional training so she could improve her shot placement (Looked like she was shooting from the hip, not taking the time to take a proper shooting stance and place her shots). Doesn’t matter what caliber you carry in your gun if you cannot place the bullets where it will slow the Purp down like the head or pelvis ( not the arm… ). Either way, she survived and hopefully will be able to do better if she has to do that again.

        • Loughsun January 4, 2015, 3:27 am

          Amen, and Amen!

  • Mike December 15, 2014, 9:51 am

    If I was a small business owner and you entered my store wearing a hoodie, you best have the hood down and hands out of the pockets. Period.

    • g December 15, 2014, 11:07 am

      should have all the employees draw down and tell them to do that,,but they would sue,, so- they all employees should have put their guns on the counter, letting them know , wrong store,, loser bitches

  • John L December 15, 2014, 9:28 am

    ” The police are still investigating “. LMAO. I have completed my investigation. They can call me if they need help with theirs.

  • george December 15, 2014, 7:30 am

    Too bad she didn’t make a fatal shot on the disgusting little piece of chicken excrement.

  • Libs have Destroyed the USA December 15, 2014, 7:16 am

    Worthless blacks

    • Russ December 16, 2014, 12:30 am

      Don’t let asshole libs like Obama, Sharpton, Holder, & Jackson bait you into hating other races.
      The enemy wants to divide and conquer.
      That’s their goal.
      Defeat them.

      • ej harb December 24, 2014, 10:56 pm

        hard to do russ,all everybody sees is young black dirtbags doing most of the crime and the potus and holder all but giving them permission.people are getting real sick of it and if it don’t stop soon there will be a genocide to top all genocides.
        as I write this a few miles away worthless human debris”protest”(burn and loot) because some 18 year old scum bucket who happens to be black aimed a 9mm at a cop and got made into worm food.this garbage has to stop or a horror show will begin,,,,

        • Loughsun January 4, 2015, 3:24 am

          The media loves to show black youth doing crimes as if they’re the only ones doing it. It is to be sensational and to encourage viewership. Just so you know, most black criminals prey upon other blacks more than they ever do upon whites. But because the news media doesn’t care about lower income and minority lives they simply ignore it and focus on instances when the parties are of different colors. I know a great many Blacks and Latinos who lawful gun owners that fiercely support the 2nd amendment even at the price of being ostracized from their own community; I happen to be one of them. Never believe what you see in the media it isn’t even 25% of the truth . We are in a struggle between descent and upright people and the garbage.

          • O January 4, 2015, 12:22 pm

            Very well put, Divide and Conquer, create mass unrest, suspend Constitutional Law, instate marshal law, destroy the republic and cancel elections.

          • Marty9957 January 5, 2015, 9:02 am

            Obama is doing what he does best, after all, he is a community organizer. Isn’t his job to instigate, and foment discontent which ultimately will lead to riots? He is a rabble-rouser by trade. If we allow him, he will divide us by race, skin color, income, age group, religion and make us defeat ourselves. Don’t fall for it, fight back by uniting as Americans who have been invincible through history. Lets not allow ourselves to be defeated from within as predicted by socialists.

        • Russ January 4, 2015, 3:07 pm

          I know it’s hard ej, but these race baiters are evil f___ers, and you can’t let them win by swaying you into their game.
          Your close to the shithole and I’m sorry for that, But I’m in a real shithole myself, with crime all around and gunshots nightly.
          The majority of assholes here are white skinheads and Mexican illegals.
          Color never will matter to me because assholes are what I’m always ready for.
          Reminds me of the movie “Team America” (Dicks, Pussys & Assholes) LOL, I’m a Dick.

      • Loughsun January 4, 2015, 3:15 am

        You are so right, it isn’t a black or white issue but an issue of liberties and the theft of them.

      • Joe January 4, 2015, 3:27 pm

        Although I have to agree with you that there is a plan to divide and conquer, we can not deny that most violent crime is done by blacks. They are less than 12 % of the whole population yet they commit over 80% of the crime( and thats a conservative figure). This are FBI and loca police statistics , not racism or hatred. We would like to see that they have a culture that is worth emulating but they dont. If you come to see the time that they were brough from Africa to this day , it is a very short time in terms of the cultural evolution necessary to develop into a more civilized race. It does not matter the opportunities they have herre in the USA or they they were freed 100 or a 1000 years ago. Their culture and ways are ingrained in them and the worst thing is that they dont want to change it. It will take a whole new mentality to get a bew generation, but they see this mentality as “white ” mentality ” and not as progress mentality. They dont even know that the very first who sold dont into slavery were their own people in Africa, which to this day are still killing each other because of tribal and culture differences. You have to address the root of the problem which is in their stubborn minds or else we wont get any change. You can cry out racist all you want but this is the root of the problem.

        • motorfingaz January 7, 2015, 1:41 am

          Excellent ignorant white supremacist summation of lies and propaganda.

          Get and education

        • Jeffery January 7, 2015, 4:08 am

          I applaud what you are saying and can relate but in actuality most black crimes are black on black but that aside the black people are also the most targeted by law enforcement. Not that they don’t commit crime but if blacks only make up 12% of the population how is it mathematically possible to to commit 80% of all crimes lol that’s sounds insane unless you’re a closed minded individual and I say this simply to say it is a system of oppression where the black man can’t progress as efficiently as another because their tools are stripped away early in life sending them into a patterned and institutionalized train of thought. think of it like this if all the illegal citizens were targeted then who would be at the top of the crime charts? It’s easy for the government to put any race at the top of the charts all they have to do is target them because if you dig deep enough there’s always enough dirt to arrest any given person.

      • motorfingaz January 7, 2015, 1:39 am

        You are another ignorant teatard fool

  • dr john December 15, 2014, 5:53 am

    good for shirley

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