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Edgar Samaniego pleads not guilty in Vegas officer Mikalonis shooting case

Posted at 12:44 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 02:51:00-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The man accused of shooting Las Vegas police officer Shay Mikalonis is back in court.

Police say 20-year-old Edgar Samaniego shot officer Milkalonis in front of Circus Circus during protests back in June and Thursday he pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

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Samaniego is facing the following charges:

  • Attempted murder with a deadly weapon
  • Battery with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm
  • 3 counts of assault with deadly weapon
  • Discharging a weapon where a person might be endangered
  • 2 counts of discharging a firearm from or within a structure

A pre-trial hearing date of Dec. 1 was set in court. Samaniego will also receive the services of a public defender.

Officer Mikalonis is currently at a long-term rehabilitation center out of state.

The shooting left him paralyzed from the neck down.