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Las Vegas Starbucks killing suspect appears in court

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A man accused of shooting and killing a patron inside a Starbucks made his initial appearance in a Las Vegas court room on Wednesday.

A judge withheld bail for Pedro J. Garcia, 34, who was arrested Sept. 25 after a shooting and a brief bomb scare inside the Starbucks near Warm Springs Road and Rainbow Boulevard. The shooting resulted in the death of 41-year-old Alexandr Khutsishivili.

Police believe Garcia and the victim were not known to each other prior to the incident.

Garcia was booked into Clark County Detention Center on counts of murder with a deadly weapon, robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary with a firearm, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to police, an agitated Garcia entered the business when his card wad declined. He then fired two shots in the air and fired on the victim.

In his arrest report, Garcia contacted dispatchers telling them he had shot someone. He was told to exit the store and contact arriving officers, who took him into custody.

Citing Garcia, police stated he had not taken any drugs but drank three beers, He went to the Starbucks to get some water. After his card declined, he entered the business, and, when he was inside, he said he saw a man stand up who appeared to "have something."

Garcia claimed someone appeared to "have something" before the shots were fired. In the arrest report, Garcia claimed someone else opened fire.

Garcia was ordered to appear in court Friday.

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