Shay Mikalonis Biography, Shay Mikalonis Wiki
Shay Mikalonis was a Las Vegas police officer who identified as the officer critically injured in an overnight shooting and detailed events leading up to the second deadly shooting near downtown Las Vegas. Both events took place on Las Vegas Boulevard late Monday night, just miles apart.
Assistant Sheriff Chris Jones identified 29-year-old Officer Shay Mikalonis as the victim in a shooting near Circus Circus. Mikalonis, employed with LVMPD for four years remains on life support and is currently listed in “grave condition,” police said.
Las Vegas police tweeted Tuesday afternoon that Homicide Detectives responded to the scene and located surveillance of the suspect, later identified as 20-year-old Edgar Samaniego, firing a handgun at the officers as he walked down the street. According to LVMPD, detectives tracked Samaniego to a motel across the street from the shooting.
SWAT officers responded to the scene and took Samaniego into custody. Police said he was transported to the Clark County Detention Center and booked on one count of attempt murder on a police officer and two counts of unlawful discharging of a firearm.
Let’s keep Officer Shay Mikalonis in our prayers. His condition remains unchanged after being shot last night. He is still in “grave” condition on life support. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/3ErtqITrlU
— Feven Kay (@Feven_Kay) June 2, 2020
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) June 2, 2020
Who is Suspect Shay Mikalonis
Edgar Samaniego is accused of shooting a Las Vegas Metro Police officer in the head at a George Floyd protest on the Las Vegas Strip on June 1.
The 20-year-old Samaniego faces one count of attempted murder and two counts of discharging a gun where a person might be endangered, according to records.
Police say the critically injured officer, who is presently on life support, was shot in the back of the head by Samaniego in front of Circus Circus Casino. According to the Review Journal, the officer was identified as Shay Mikalonis, 29, who has been an officer since 2016 and is “assigned to the department’s Convention Center area command.”
Another shooting occurred around the same time, at 11:30 p.m., and in the same vicinity, in front of the Federal Courthouse on Las Vegas Boulevard South.