‘Well Armed’ CA Business Owner Returns Fire, Kills Two Alleged Robbers

An employee at John Jovino Co. holds a revolver on Thursday, June 26, 2008 in New York. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier in the day that Americans have a constitutional right to keep guns in their homes for self-defense - the justices' first major pronouncement on gun control in …
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On July 18 a “well armed” business owner was shot on the streets of Montebello by two allegedly armed men who wanted his wallet and other valuables. The business owner was able to return fire and kill both men.

The business owner’s name has not been released for “safety concerns.”

According to CBS Los Angeles, the “preliminary investigation” of the incident found that “both suspects were [allegedly] armed with handguns” and shot the business owner once while attempting to rob him.

Montebello police Lieutenant Andy Vuncanon said, “Officers arrived and determined that the victim of a street robbery was actually able to defend himself and there was a subsequent shooting.” Vuncanon described the business owner as “well armed.”

The business owner shot one of the suspects multiple times, shooting the second suspect but once. Both suspects died from their wounds.

Lt. Vuncanon said the business owner was shot in the stomach and his wound was “non-life threatening.”

The valuables taken from the business owner were recovered.

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