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One of two men arrested in violent attack on Clifton International Market clerk

Attack caught on surveillance video

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CINCINNATI -- One of two men accused of violently attacking a Clifton store clerk in September was arrested Friday after a tip from a resident.

Police said Hugh Gentry, 23, and another man wore masks when they demanded cash at the Clifton International Market on Sept. 13. One of the men then punched the female clerk in the face and fired his gun.

The entire attack was caught on surveillance video.

The clerk, who asked not to be identified, told WCPO she believes she would be dead if one of the men had not bumped into his partner.

She said when one of the men opened fire, the other man bumped into him, causing his gun to shoot into the air. She wasn't hit.

"What direction did the suspects go?” a dispatcher can be heard asking in a 911 call made by the clerk when the attack happened at the store on Jefferson Avenue.

“I have no idea because I was inside. They punched my face…I’m scared they will come back and shoot me, please," the clerk responded.

The clerk said she would quit her job, but needs the work to put food on her family's table.

Police ask that anyone with information about this attack call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

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