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