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Charges added in Vegas police officer protest wounding case

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)
Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 5:27 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Prosecutors have filed four more felony charges against a 20-year-old man accused of attempted murder in a shooting during a Las Vegas Strip protest that left a police officer paralyzed.

Edgar Samaniego’s new lawyer didn’t immediately respond Thursday to messages after a preliminary hearing of evidence was postponed to Aug. 27.

A prosecutor says investigators found evidence that Samaniego fired three shots late June 1, not two.

The protest was near the Circus Circus resort following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Officer Shay Mikalonis was wounded in the head and is now at an out-of-state spinal injury rehab facility. 

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