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Vegas officer shot at protest heads to spinal cord center

An undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows officer Shay Mikalonis.  (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)
An undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows officer Shay Mikalonis. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)(KOLO)
Published: Jul. 1, 2020 at 3:21 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - A police officer who was shot in the head during a Las Vegas Strip protest of the death of George Floyd has departed for an out-of-state medical facility.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports a procession of police and fire vehicles escorted an ambulance taking officer Shay Mikalonis to the McCarran International Airport Wednesday morning.

Hundreds of officers also lined the streets to see him off. Mikalonis is heading to an undisclosed facility that specializes in spinal cord injuries. The 29-year-old was shot June 1 during protests over the death of Floyd at the hands of police. He is paralyzed from the neck down.

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This booking photo provided by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Edgar Samaniego, 20, of Las Vegas, following his arrest Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in the shooting of Las Vegas Police Officer Shay Kellin Mikalonis late Monday on the Las Vegas Strip. The shooting happened during one of several violent clashes involving protesters and police during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Clark County Detention Center/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
This booking photo provided by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Edgar Samaniego, 20, of Las Vegas, following his arrest Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in the shooting of Las Vegas Police Officer Shay Kellin Mikalonis late Monday on the Las Vegas Strip. The shooting happened during one of several violent clashes involving protesters and police during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Clark County Detention Center/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)(KOLO)

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