Rockville man killed during D.C. shop robbery ( -- Gazette.Net


The man customers called “Pop Pop” was always behind the counter, waving to his regulars, watching the old-timers play the lottery and debate football. He would hand out ice cream to children and — if you were a bit short on money — look other way when it came time to pay.

Gold Corner Market in Northwest Washington is closed now, its black iron gate locked tight even if the sign says, “Yes, we’re open.” It’s longtime owner, 76-year-old James Oh, died Tuesday, four days after he was hit on the head with a gun during an afternoon robbery on Independence Day, struck after he had handed his attackers $3,000.

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