"Could you go to the North Plaza and meet up with Cletus, the gun shop owner? I'd like you to get him to help us if you can. If we can get Cletus to help us, then we'll be able to buy weapons. That would be good for you, too, right?"
James is trying to negotiate with gun store owner Cletus Samson, attempting to convince Cletus to share his gun supply so the survivors can fight the zombies. Cletus refuses and warns James several times to not proceed any closer to him. James does not heed Cletus' warnings and receives buckshot to the chest, flying out of the store, dead. After Cletus is defeated by Frank West, James appears as a zombie and kills Cletus. The battle begins.
James: Look, mister, if we're gonna fight these zombies we need guns!
Cletus fires from his shotgun at the ceiling
Cletus: Stay back! I trust them damn zombies about as far as I can throw 'em, but I trust people even less!
Frank and James slowly walk toward Cletus.
James: Don't shoot! Let's talk this over.
Cletus: You can talk to my 12-gauge. Don't get no closer or I'll blow y'all to kingdom come.
Frank: Hey, hang on.
James walks closer to Cletus. Cletus shoots James and he flies out the front doors of Huntin' Shack.
Cletus: Now, goddammit! I warned you... In a situation like this, I can't afford to trust nobody!
When Cletus shoots Frank he swigs some wine to celebrate. And the yellow prestige point icon appears over his head. This is a difficult photograph to take, as Frank is usually still recovering from being hit. Be quick about taking the photograph, as Cletus only does so for a second and than returns to firing on Frank.
There's no perfect place to hide from Cletus's shots. It is best to stand behind a Store Display for moderate cover and wait. Cletus must reload after six shots, when he does step out and shoot. Duck back behind a Store Display as soon as Frank shots two or three times. Repeat this until Cletus is dead.
If health is needed when Cletus reloads, hop the counter and grab some wine.
Sniper rifle and barricade
Quickly hop the counter and grab a sniper rifle. Grab a store display as Cletus reloads and drop it next to the one near the counter. Take cover again and repeat the process each time Cletus reloads.
Green propane tanks
Many of the zombies in the North Plaza are pushing the green propane tanks. Carry one of the green propane tanks into the shop and throw it behind Cletus' counter, then shot it. Alternatively the propane tank can be used as a barricade like the store display. By staying on the other side of the propane tank, Frank can jump behind the counter without getting body slammed.
Find a Sub-machine Gun or handguns from the zombie cops. Trigger the fight and then run back outside the shop. Open only one of the doors to the Huntin' Shack, and hide behind the wall next to it (opening the left door seems to work best). If Frank stands at the edge, Cletus will find it difficult to hit him, but Frank will have a clear shot when Cletus moves over far enough. If Frank runs out of ammo, there's usually a zombie cop in the area near the shack.
Hand-to-hand attacks against Cletus should only be used as a last resort. If Frank jumps over the counter, Cletus picks Frank up over his head and tosses him back over the counter.
With a small chainsaw charge Cletus at the beginning of the cutscene. When he reloads, rush him again and chainsaw him. Don't hop the counter or Frank will be body slammed.