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Vegas man accused of shooting clerk due in court

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An ex-convict accused of opening fire on a liquor store worker on last month was scheduled to appear in a Las Vegas court room Monday.

Police say Orvil Grimes, 62, walked into a liquor store on Boulder Highway on Sunday at 5:15 p.m. A female clerk approached Grimes to help him, saying, "Happy Father's Day."

It was then, according to the victim, that Grimes said "Sorry, I have to do this," before reaching into his pocket, pulling out a gun, loading it and pointing it directly at the clerk's chest.

The clerk turned at the last second and the bullet struck her right ring finger.

Grimes then allegedly casually walked out of the store while the hysterical victim called 911.

Surveillance video clearly identified the suspect, and police were able to arrest Grimes at a nearby apartment complex.

Police said Grimes made a series of odd utterances and asked, "Is that lady OK over there?" in reference to the victim.

Grimes is a registered and convicted ex-felon who in the past has been arrested for burglary, grand larceny and robbery. He told detectives that he knew he was going to prison for the rest of his life because of "the thing I did tonight."

Grimes' felony arraignment was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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