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Las Vegas officer remains on life support; community showing support

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Posted at 6:05 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 09:05:53-04

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.

The local community showed support throughout the day Tuesday for the officer, including many bringing flowers for a growing memorial.

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.