DAILYKENN.com -- A Black Lives Matter event turned bloody when a police officer was shot in the neck.
Officer Shay Mikalonis remained in critical condition at the hospital, police said.
A 20-year-old male has been charged in the shooting.
Edgar Samaniego is being held on a $1-million bond, reports say.
It is not known if the suspect is in the country legally.
Police in Las Vegas, Nevada were attempting to take protesters into custody when the shot rang out, striking the officer.
• The far-left mainstream media failed to profile the victim and suspect by race as it did in the George Floyd murder. For the record: Mikalonis is a white man of Greek descent and Samaniego is Hispanic. Some could conclude that diversity — at least in this case — is deadly; certainly not a strength.
• Had an officer been shot at a Unite the Right rally, the far-left mainstream media would endlessly associate the shooting with the "alt-right." However, we can expect the national media to largely ignore this crime and certainly not to portray Black Lives Matter as a deadly terrorist organization.
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A Las Vegas officer shot at the conclusion of a Black Lives Matter protest late Monday continued to fight for his life Thursday morning at University Medical Center.
Las Vegas police said Shay Mikalonis remained in critical condition at the hospital.
“Officer Mikalonis’ condition has not changed,” police said in an email Thursday morning.
Mikalonis was shot as police were attempting to take protesters into custody in front of Circus Circus on the Strip. A 20-year-old man, Edgar Samaniego, has been charged in the shooting. According to details presented at a hearing Thursday in an unrelated DUI case, Samaniego acknowledged firing his gun but told officers he was attempting to scare off protesters and did not know police were present.
Police previously described Mikalonis’ condition as grave. The president of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association, Steve Grammas, said Wednesday morning Mikalonis did undergo successful surgery at the hospital.
“They successfully removed the bullet from his neck,” Grammas said. “His blood pressure is getting better. He is still alive and he is fighting.”
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