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Thu Apr 14, 2022, 12:54 PM

Store owner shot girl who was waiting to take photo with Easter bunny while firing at shoplifters

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (KABC) -- A man has been arrested for mistakenly shooting a 9-year-old girl as he chased two shoplifters out of his store in a Victorville mall Tuesday evening, authorities say.

Marqel Cockrell, a co-owner of Sole Addicts, fired multiple shots in the shoplifter's direction but missed and struck the girl instead, according to the Victorville Police Department. Cockrell fled the scene after the shooting and was later found by Nevada Highway Patrol.

The 20-year-old, of Adelanto, was booked at the Clark County Jail for attempted murder and is being held on $1,000,000 bail. He'll likely face extradition back to California.

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Social media posts that appear to be from the girl's family say she was shot twice in the arm while in line to get her picture taken with the Easter bunny. She is expected to be OK.

https://abc7.com/victorville-mall-shooting-arrest-shoplifters/11744517/

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Reply Store owner shot girl who was waiting to take photo with Easter bunny while firing at shoplifters (Original post)
gldstwmn Apr 14 OP
Tripper11 Apr 14 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 14 #2
MarineCombatEngineer Apr 14 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 14 #4
MarineCombatEngineer Apr 14 #5
sanatanadharma Apr 14 #13
jmowreader Apr 18 #22
Straw Man Apr 19 #27
PatSeg Apr 14 #9
RobinA Apr 18 #20
PatSeg Apr 18 #23
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 14 #6
uponit7771 Apr 14 #7
Cheezoholic Apr 14 #8
bottomofthehill Apr 14 #10
Effete Snob Apr 14 #11
Celerity Apr 14 #14
TheBlackAdder Apr 18 #24
RobinA Apr 18 #21
albacore Apr 14 #12
bottomofthehill Apr 18 #18
budkin Apr 14 #15
marie999 Apr 14 #16
TheBlackAdder Apr 18 #25
BlackSkimmer Apr 14 #17
NotTodayPutin Apr 18 #26
old as dirt Apr 18 #19
dalton99a Apr 19 #28
BlackSkimmer Apr 19 #29
gldstwmn Apr 19 #32
treestar Apr 19 #30
gldstwmn Apr 19 #31
greenjar_01 Apr 19 #33

Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 12:57 PM

1. Good guy with a gun? My ass!

Fucking idiot! 😡😡😡

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 12:58 PM

2. Even without the murder of the girl, it would be excessive force for a property crime


And chasing them certainly indicates nobody's life or limb was in danger until Cockrell went off half-cocked and began firing.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:00 PM

3. She wasn't murdered,

she was shot twice in the arm and is expected to be ok medically, now mentally, that's a different story.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:02 PM

4. Ah, thanks for the good news! I guess I went off half-cocked! Fortunately I don't own a gun :)

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:02 PM

5. LOL.

No problem.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 03:57 PM

13. "I don't own a gun:)

It is amazing how much freedom comes with not having a gun.

One never need worry about shooting the wrong person, nor worry about unintended killing.
One need never have guilt about failing to be the good guy with a gun.
One never needs to buy bullets, go to the gun range and practice killing.
Gun safes, gun theft responsibility, dead kids, fear of losing it; there is so much one need worry about when packing.

My only packing worry is the tan shoes or the pink shoe-lace loafers.

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Response to sanatanadharma (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:26 PM

22. Are you sure they're loafers?

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Response to sanatanadharma (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 12:00 AM

27. I own several guns.

This asshat belongs in jail and needs to be banned from gun ownership for life.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:30 PM

9. Exactly

Shooting at a shoplifter in a retail store? Even if an innocent person had not been shot, he probably would have faced charges. That is outrageous.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 02:48 PM

20. Really!

I worked in a department store for 6 years and I'm sure our head of security would have loved to shoot shoplifters, but thankfully that was frowned upon. Couldn't stand that jerk.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 11:12 PM

23. Many of them watch too many cop shows

They are always looking for some real action.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:13 PM

6. Yet another shining example of

how guns make us safer.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:24 PM

7. +1, ... any idiot and using it so people don't take a candy bar

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:25 PM

8. If the 9 year old would've had a weapon

she could've defended herself. For that matter the Easter bunny should've had an AR-15 up his cotton tail and he coulda got all the bad guys....

At least that's the headline I'm waiting for from these repuke morons.

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Response to Cheezoholic (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:31 PM

10. Mother or Father if armed could have shot the idiot

In self defense. An armed society is a civil society my ass. There is such a thing as responsible gun ownership. It takes education and training not just $349 to buy a shitty gun and shoot the place up.

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Response to Cheezoholic (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:38 PM

11. Here comes Peter Cottontail...

Hopping down the Bunny Trail...

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 04:01 PM

14. lol, I spit my wine

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 11:56 PM

24. Is that one of Don Jr.s (Traitor Tot) furries?

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Response to Cheezoholic (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 02:49 PM

21. If I Were That

9-year-old and had a gun I probably would have shot the Easter bunny. Those store bunnies are scary.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 02:10 PM

12. Girls gonna be OK... and my guess is that her college is paid for....along with her first house. nt

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Response to albacore (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 02:40 PM

18. I don't think so

The guy who shot her most likely does not have that kind of money. Will go to jail and likely never earn that type of money and insurance wont cover the criminal behavior.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 04:03 PM

15. Feared for his life

Case closed.

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Response to budkin (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 04:06 PM

16. They were running away so his life wasn't in danger.

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Response to budkin (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 11:57 PM

25. Yeah, you're not fearing for you life when you exit your safe haven and start chasing people down.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Thu Apr 14, 2022, 04:10 PM

17. Marqel Cockrell is 20 years old and a part owner of a store?

Darn, hes blown it now.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 11:59 PM

26. Too young to have a handgun, too, right?

 

Doesn't one have to be 21 to purchase/own a handgun in California?

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 02:45 PM

19. Leonor Gonzalez Mina - Violencia (en vivo) - Teatro Colon

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 12:04 AM

28. Shoe store owner

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:08 AM

29. Looks to be a responsible businessman.

Oh boy.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 02:27 PM

32. What does that look like? For instance, here's Jack Dorsey of Twitter. He's a billionaire.


?s=20&t=AAA-e8NMf_2S7aNLsZhong

I certainly hope you are not asserting that you have to look a certain way to own a gun. I'm advocating for less guns.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 10:23 AM

30. 20-year-old store co-owner

Wonder how he got there this young.

And a responsible gun owner/user.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 02:24 PM

31. I don't need to know what he looks like.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 02:31 PM

33. Most people are idiots...many people are armed. You do the math

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