Police motorcade helps transfer injured Las Vegas officer from hospital

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — A police motorcade helped transfer a Las Vegas police officer from a local hospital Wednesday morning.

The procession of officers led the ambulance transporting Shay Mikalonis from UMC to McCarran International Airport so he could be taken to an out-of-state rehabilitation facility.

Mikalonis was shot and gravely wounded while responding to a protest on the Las Vegas Strip last month.

Since then, he’s undergone jaw surgery, and he is on a ventilator and expected to remain paralyzed from the neck down.

The suspect, Edgar Samaniego, is accused of shooting Mikalonis while staying at a motel near Circus Circus.

Samaniego’s attorney said the shooting appeared to be reckless and unplanned.