Delaware jewelry store owner learns to walk again after being brutally beaten and whipped in armed robbery

A jewelry store owner was whipped and brutally beaten in an armed robbery in Wilmington, Delaware.

On the morning of September 15, Calvin Ushery, 39, was captured interacting with the 68-year-old Korean American entrepreneur in surveillance footage inside the jewelry store located on the 100 block of West 9th Street.

In the video, Ushery can be seen pulling out a gun and grabbing the owner before whipping him over the head. The 68-year-old then falls to the ground as the suspect jumps over the window and continues to stomp on the man’s head. The suspect then goes through shop windows and steals jewelry before fleeing the scene.

According to reports, the man was also repeatedly hit in the head with a hammer by the suspect.

The store owner suffered from internal bleeding in the head and a severe concussion, according to his son Steve Suh. He spent four days in intensive care before being taken to a rehabilitation centre.

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Ushery was arrested on September 22 and accused of theftpossession of a firearm in the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and criminal mischief under $5,000.

He was reportedly arraigned before Justice of the Peace 11 and is being held at the Howard R. Young Correctional Facility on $130,500 cash-only bond.

Suh estimates the total value of the stolen jewelry to be around $100,000. He has since set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for her father’s medical bills.

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“My dad came to this country hoping for economic promise,” Suh wrote on the fundraising page. “For years, he worked 12 hours a day as a cashier and saved. Used his savings to open a small grocery store, then finally a jewelry store called Solid Gold. This store holds a special place for my family. It allowed me to go to college and provided a place for my brother, a veteran, after he returned from overseas battered and lost. My dad loves this store and he loves the community around it. He loves his customers, and I’d like to think there’s mutual admiration and respect for every gold chain on the counter.

According to Suh, her father is currently learning to walk and talk again.

“I’m starting this campaign to help pay my dad’s medical bills, help my dad retire, and raise awareness about his case so we can seek justice. Any excess funds will be shared to support local nonprofits/organizations that support city safety and Asian-American hate crime groups,” Suh wrote.

Featured image via Dion Lim/Steve Suh