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Man In Las Vegas Officer Shooting At Protest Remains Jailed

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge ordered a 20-year-old man accused of shooting and critically wounding a Las Vegas police officer to remain jailed pending arraignment Friday on attempted murder and weapon charges.

Edgar Samaniego's public defense attorney said he was not asked Wednesday to enter a plea in the shooting late Monday of Officer Shay Kellin Mikalonis.

Officials say Mikalonis underwent surgery for spine and head injuries after being wounded by a gunshot fired from across Las Vegas Boulevard during a protest near the Circus Circus casino.

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The demonstration was over the May 25 death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis.