SANTA ANA, Calif. (KNX) – A man identified as a parolee-at-large was charged with attempted murder for shooting at a clerk in a Garden Grove convenience store after his credit card was declined, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Officials said on Nov. 15, just before 2 a.m., police responded to the convenience store at the 8900 block of Chapman Avenue for gunshots that were fired. The store clerk told officers that a man, later identified as 33-year-old Odis Cox, got upset because his credit card decline and allegedly fired multiple shots at the clerk. The clerk did not get hit.
When Cox left the store, investigators said he shot at the front window and drove away.
Detectives arrested Cox three days later. Authorities described him as a parolee-at-large. on probation in Orange County, according to a press release.
Cox faces multiple charges, including attempted murder, possession of firearm by a felon, discharging a firearm at an occupied building, and prohibited person owning ammunition.
If convicted he could serve up to 63 years or life in prison.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Garden Grove Police Detective Camara at 714-741-5824.