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Gas station clerk accused of hitting person in head with bottle during disturbance

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Posted at 9:45 AM, May 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-07 15:29:37-04

A New Iberia gas station clerk was arrested Thursday after police say he struck a person in the head with a bottle during a disturbance.

Police say they responded to a business on Wednesday, May 5, in the 600 block of Hopkins Street in reference to the incident.

During their investigation, police learned from both parties involved that the victim was asked to count money being handed over to the cashier. The victim allegedly became angry and punched the Plexiglas shield at the counter.

Video shared on Facebook shows the altercation. WARNING: The video has strong language and graphic images.

According to police, the cashier, identified as Saleh Ahmed, came from behind the counter and struck the victim in the head with a bottle.

Police say the victim was later transported to a nearby hospital for injuries he sustained and was ultimately released. That person was not arrested. Police tell KATC that the owner of the gas station did not wish to file charges against that person.

On May 6, officers arrested Ahmed on an Arrest Warrant for Aggravated Second-Degree Battery.

He is currently being held at the Iberia Parish Jail.

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