Police Officer Shot During Las Vegas Protest Paralyzed
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An officer who was shot in the head during a Las Vegas protest of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis is paralyzed from the neck down, on a ventilator and unable to speak.
Officer Shay Mikalonis was shot on June 1 during protests over the death of Floyd at the hands of police. The officer's family released a statement Saturday through the police, saying the 29-year-old is expected to stay on the ventilator.
He has been tentatively accepted at a spine rehabilitation center. A 20-year-old man is charged in the shooting. An appointed public defender says his client will plead not guilty.