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Ex-convict accused of shooting Vegas store clerk

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An ex-convict charged with attempted murder is accused of shooting an east Las Vegas liquor store worker in the hand, according to police.

Las Vegas Metro police said Orvil Grimes, 63, was also charged with battery with a deadly weapon, burglary with a deadly weapon and prohibited person in possession of a weapon in connection to a shooting Sunday in the 4600 block of S. Boulder Highway.

Police said Grimes matched the description of a male gunman who walked into a liquor store, aimed a weapon at a worker and shot her.

The victim, in an arrest declaration, told police the gunman aimed at her chest but shot her in the hand while she was in a defensive position. The victim told police, in the report, the suspect walked out of the store in no hurry following the shooting.

She also stated, in the report, the suspect saying, "Sorry, I have to do this," before taking out the gun from his pocket and shooting.

A witness, who arrived at the scene shortly after the shooting, directed police to a nearby apartment complex where the suspect fled, according to the report.

Police were directed to Grimes' apartment where he was detained.

During his transport to his booking and processing, Grimes, in the report, asked, "Is that lady OK over there?" Grimes also stated in the report that he knew he was going to go to prison for what he did.

A records check showed Grimes had been convicted for prior burglary, grand larceny and robbery charges.

Grimes was booked into Clark County Detention Center.

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