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Bat-swinging Chicago store owner fends off gunmen

Friday - 4/12/2013, 3:39am  ET

In this image taken from Tuesday, April 9, 2013 surveillance video provided courtesy of Quizhpe Gifts & Fashion, an armed robber, right, holds shop owner Luis Quizhpe's brother-in-law at gunpoint, while another robber, second left, appears to struggle with Quizhpe, on floor at left, during a robbery attempt in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. The gunman fired multiple shots at Quizhpe, hitting him in the leg. But the wound failed to stop the shop owner's vigorous counterassault with a baseball bat against the pair of robbers. One man was charged with attempted murder and armed robbery and officers are searching for a second suspect in the incident. (AP Photo/Courtesy Quizhpe Gifts & Fashion)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Bail is set at $750,000 for one of two men facing charges in the shooting of a Chicago shop owner whose resistance with a baseball bat was captured by a security camera.

Fifty-three-year-old Cornell Mack was charged Thursday with attempted murder and armed robbery. Police are searching for the second suspect.

A videotape shows Luis Quizhpe (KEESH'-pay) on Tuesday clobbering one of the robbers, who was holding a gun to the owner's brother-in-law.

The gunman fired multiple shots at the owner of the store, hitting him in the leg. But the wound didn't stop Quizhpe's vigorous counterassault. Quizhpe's brother-in-law is also seen fighting off a robber.

Mack is hospitalized with a gunshot to the chest. Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Erin Antonietti says Mack was shot by his accomplice.


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