LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Las Vegas Police officer Shay Mikalonis remains on life support Tuesday evening at the University Medical Center after a shooting take place late Monday night.
This is the @LVMPD Officer wounded last night near in the incident near @CircusVegas. Officer Shay Mikalonis remains in very critical condition at @UMCSN. The thoughts of #ClarkCounty are with him and his loved ones. #Vegas pic.twitter.com/brmJkHCVGR— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) June 2, 2020
The local community showed support throughout the day Tuesday for the officer, including many bringing flowers for a growing memorial.
NOW: a sign and some candles are here at @UMCSN for @LVMPD Ofc. Shay Mikalonis as he fights for his life after he was shot following violence after last night’s demostrations. @KTNV pic.twitter.com/1YtboppOLG— Joe Bartels (@Joe_Bartels) June 3, 2020
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department identified the shooting suspect as 20-year-old Edgar Samaniego.
LVMPD Homicide Detectives said they responded to the scene and located video surveillance of the suspect firing a handgun at the officers as he walked down the street on Monday night.
Detectives say they tracked Samaniego to a motel located across the street from the shooting, where SWAT Officers responded and took Samaniego into custody.