REPORT: Las Vegas Police Officer Paralyzed After Protesters Shoot Him In The Head

(Credit: Las Vegas Metro Police Department)

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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A Las Vegas police officer is reportedly paralyzed as a result of injuries sustained at a protest which emerged in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

According to a report from the Associated Press, Officer Shay Mikalonis was paralyzed from the neck down and remains on a ventilator after protesters shot him in the head June 1. (RELATED: Wendy’s Torched By Protesters After Police Shoot And Kill Rayshard Brooks In Atlanta)

Protesters had taken to the streets of Las Vegas and other major cities nationwide to protest after video showed George Floyd losing consciousness after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes during arrest, causing his death.

Officer Mikalonis’ family allowed the Las Vegas Police Department to share his condition and said that although he is still on a ventilator and unable to speak, he does appear to recognize his family members and has tentatively been accepted into a spinal rehab facility. (RELATED: Line To Pay Respect To Fallen Police Captain David Dorn Should Renew Faith In America)