VIDEO: ‘He Shot My Arm Off,’ Wounded Robber Screams Out After Shotgun-Wielding Store Owner Lands One 

Harrowing footage of a shotgun-wielding California man defending his liquor store from an armed robber over the weekend is going viral.  

Eighty-year-old Craig Cope, who owns Norco Market & Liquor in Riverside County, got the jump on a masked perp Sunday morning thanks, in part, to his security cameras. 

“It’s not his first rodeo. He saw on the surveillance, he saw them coming out of the vehicle with weapons,” employee Marnie Tapia told CBS Los Angeles.

Cope, who retrieved his shotgun in the intervening moments, fired upon the suspect right when he entered the store and began the stickup.

One can hear the wounded perp yell out, “He shot my arm off! He shot my arm off,” as he frantically exits the store. 

The suspect then jumped into a vehicle with three other men and left the scene in a stolen BMW X3, according to police.   

Later that day, investigators located the four suspects at a local hospital, one of who was being treated for a gunshot wound.  

While the name of the 23-year-old injured suspect has not been released, authorities released the names of the three accomplices: Justin Johnson, 22, of Inglewood, Jamar Williams, 27, of Los Angeles, and Davon Broadus, 24, of Las Vegas. 

All of them are facing charges for robbery and conspiracy. Bail has been set at $500,000.

The sheriff’s department credited Cope for stopping a violent crime.

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“In this case, a lawfully armed member of our community prevented a violent crime and ensured their own safety while being confronted with multiple armed suspects,” the department said in a statement.

As for Cope, he didn’t come away unharmed. Following the encounter, he suffered a heart attack. But local media says he is expected to make a full recovery.

“I’m proud to call him my boss,” Marnie told CBSLA. “He makes us feel better about being here, you know.” 

Marnie, who also spoke to ABC7, said that with crime on the rise they had to be prepared for such a scenario.

“The sheriff warned us that this had been going on in the area recently and to just be on your toes, you know, so he was on his toes. Thank God,” she explained.

“He just prepared himself. He’s always prepared as far as weapons go,” Marnie added.

It doesn’t appear that Cope will face any charges as his use of force was, indeed, justified. Around the store, however, Cope has earned the nickname, “Quickdraw Mcgraw.”

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  • Ej harbet August 11, 2022, 10:35 am

    I like doc holiday better.
    When doc had to rock he brought a scatter gun to the loud toy party.

    Too bad he had a heart attack because of having to blast that perp.

    Did you ever wonder if the media’s glorification of the ar15 has caused dirt bags to want one for criminal acts???

    I don’t! Bloods on media’s hands for everyone hurt by this

  • Vern Daman August 6, 2022, 7:34 am

    Very cool! Too bad he didn’t take all four of them out permanently.

  • e August 5, 2022, 9:09 pm

    add attempted murder as the actions of the four suspects caused a medical emergency as a result of their actions. I didn’t hear any gun charges for the criminals, yet law abiding citizens in that state are put though the ringer for legally owned and 2a protected rights. Good for this responsible business owner for protecting himself, his employees, and their livelihood. wishing him a fast recovery.

  • robert August 5, 2022, 5:24 pm

    hehehehehehehehehehahhahaahahehehehhahaha. I think its funny the stupid idiot black guy got his arm shot off. next time , make it his head.

  • chupakis August 5, 2022, 5:14 pm

    N-word didn’t even have a CA-compliant AR…

  • Shanz August 5, 2022, 5:05 pm

    Wait ARs are illegal in California? Didn’t the robbers know that?

    • Ej harbet August 11, 2022, 10:37 am

      How dare they.
      Said in autistic Scandinavian girl voice

  • Hondo August 5, 2022, 3:34 pm

    More of this is needed, criminals take note, people are tired of your shit and we are not taking your crap any more.

  • Russ August 5, 2022, 1:36 pm

    This is the type of justice that needs to happen more often.

  • John August 5, 2022, 1:17 pm

    I am waiting for the Brylcreem haired Governor to throw in his comments.

  • Tat2dMFr August 5, 2022, 1:16 pm

    Merely a flesh wound…

  • RG August 5, 2022, 12:48 pm

    It’s great reading an article and watching a video where the good guy comes out on top, nothing like a good ending to a story. Good shooting Mr. Cope.

  • Sammy Boy August 5, 2022, 12:27 pm

    I guess Biden was right…All you need is a shotgun lmao!

  • Walt August 5, 2022, 12:14 pm

    TOUGH, GOING IN STORE, CAME OUT SCREAMING WORSE THAN A LITTLE BITCH KITTEN, GOOD SHOULD HAVE BLOWN HIS ARM OFF. I THINK THAT DAY THIS THUG LEARNED A GOOD LESSON.

  • Randy Johnson August 5, 2022, 12:10 pm

    Too bad the owner didn’t fully take him out. Now the state will be footing the bill for his medical treatment, defense, and subsequent (hopefully) incarceration. CA is an beautiful state with a nice climate, too bad it is infested with moronic libtards. As was commented on, these perps didn’t follow all of the regulations and restrictions in place for weapons ownership. Once again, the average law abiding citizen has to conform to all of CA’s nonsense, while the criminals just thumb their nose at them. Defunding the police and restriciting citizens from having a way to defend themselves plays right into the hands of criminals. Not to mention the unwillingness of liberal DA’s to prosecute these punks. If they do get jail time, that is usually cut in half and they are released early to reduce overcrowding. CA has got to be the worst run state in the country, which is evidenced by so many businesses pulling up stakes and going elsewhere. Of course, a lot of these transplants come to other states and proceed to transform them into a progressive hell-hole like I have seen in Denver. They just can’t seem to learn their lesson!

    • e August 5, 2022, 9:37 pm

      the article says they arrested the three from the car, but no charges on the one lawfully shot. If the police don’t arrest him while he is in the hospital tax dollars aren’t used for his medical treatment. However we will still pick up the tab for room and board for a very long time.( Hopefully) it is california, they may see the one shot as a victim as “he was just in the act of doing his job”(robber) and that mean old teller should have just rolled over and died so that scumbag piece could take what he wanted. I’m sure someone wants to defend this robbers behavior in return for his guaranteed vote in the next election. Sad sad sad… It is sad how many that flee oppression end up wanting the same crazy laws in the next area they move to, but thats how brainwashed the sheeple have become.

    • BluNos August 13, 2022, 1:00 pm

      I agree with your comments about Denver, and Colorado in general. When I moved hear from Seattle in 1997 they had a Democrat governor that today would be considered Ron DeSantis! Sad.

  • Louis August 5, 2022, 12:07 pm

    I usually like your articles, Mr Blannelberry, and I mostly liked this one too. Nevertheless what was the purpose to specify “Quickdraw McGraw”. What really puzzles me is the fact that it is the kind of comment an anti-gunner would make and I know you are not. It was definitely not needed.

    • S.H. Blannelberry August 5, 2022, 12:21 pm

      Watch the news report, it’s what his workers are calling him. Not something I added for color.

  • Liberal Hater August 5, 2022, 11:55 am

    Man i just LOVE Shotguns !! FJB !! FJM !!

  • LJ August 5, 2022, 11:40 am

    I don’t want to wish ill-will on anyone, but I SO hope this knot-head sustained permanent damage to his arm and will never regain full use of it. That’s karma. Unfortunately – apparently – his shot placement was a little low and to the right, otherwise he probably would have gotten a face full of whatever the old guy loaded his shotgun with. The barrel looked a little long, so I would suggest the shop owner change that barrel out to an 18″ if it isn’t already and load it up with hi-brass or magnum buckshot loads first and then a pumpkin-ball and aim for that center-mass chin shot. That would have served two purposes, first it would have taken him out of the gene-pool, and second, he wouldn’t have worried about getting his ‘arm shot off’.

  • james August 5, 2022, 11:36 am

    IT’S the old west again and Mr. Newsome and all government officials who are trying to change the Constitution haven’t a clue. We need someone like the Earps or someone like (and he was a TV show) Marshal Dillon in office.

  • Mark Strong August 5, 2022, 11:15 am

    Serves him right for parking in the handicapped space

    • robert August 5, 2022, 5:28 pm

      Well, he can park in the handicap lane now. hehehehe got his arm blowed of. hehehehahahah

  • Fred Albumin August 5, 2022, 10:46 am

    The NRA must create a new annual award for those responsible Americans who have defended life and property from thugs who would kill, maim or terrorize. I would call the award, “When Seconds Count” (help is minutes away.)

  • The kid August 5, 2022, 9:03 am

    How dare that moron break the law and come into that business with a gun! Didn’t he read the “NO GUNS ALLOWED” sign??

  • Raptor August 5, 2022, 8:55 am

    I LOVE A STORY WITH A HAPPY ENDING !!!!

  • D.J. August 5, 2022, 8:50 am

    I hope the “ old boy “ was loaded with no.# 4 shot .

    Stolen vehicle , stolen firearms , who would have
    imagined that ? ‘ Bet the little bastards didn’t obtain
    the proper permits , where required , either .

  • Charlie W August 5, 2022, 8:43 am

    Too bad the store owner didn’t hit the perp’s groin area instead. Then the thug would have been shouting about something else being blown off. But an arm’s better than nothing.

  • Slim August 5, 2022, 8:38 am

    Good News! Hope the store owner makes a full recovery to further protect his business, family and employees.

  • Eckman August 5, 2022, 7:59 am

    I wonder if the perpetrator understood that the AR15 he was using to try to rob that liquor store was not meeting the state of California requirements……….. oh….the criminals don’t follow the law…will somebody tell Newsome?

  • Gus brameloah August 5, 2022, 7:45 am

    To quote a line ” in life did you ever run across some one you just should not F_ with….. Oh yea. LMAO

  • Gus brameloah August 5, 2022, 7:32 am

    Hey life is a bitch, then you some old guy with a shotgun. LMAO.

  • Thoughtful August 5, 2022, 5:42 am

    I have to admit, I laughed out loud when I first saw this video….the criminal screaming like a bi*ch is priceless. I say hooray for the good guys!

  • RonG August 4, 2022, 12:31 pm

    His new nick name “Slot Machine” aka one-armed bandit.

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment August 3, 2022, 11:25 am

    look a one armed bandit, or at least a semi armed bandit heh-heh! Gotta love those Kalifornia gun laws that work so well for the bad guys????

  • bobsyouruncle August 3, 2022, 9:49 am

    I thought deadly assault rifles with high capacity magazines were illegal there. When you outlaw guns only………………………………

  • AmericanIcon August 2, 2022, 4:41 pm

    Shame you lost something functional. Might have been hit in a useless appendage…like the one above your neck…

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