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New date set for man facing trial in Vegas officer shooting

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Posted at 12:50 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 15:51:55-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A judge reset arraignment for a 20-year-old man facing trial in Nevada state court in the shooting of a Las Vegas police officer during a protest on the Las Vegas Strip.

Edgar Samaniego's attorney sought a delay Monday after a local judge decided Friday there was enough evidence to try Samaniego on attempted murder, battery, assault with a weapon and firearms charges.

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The June 1 shooting critically wounded Officer Shay Mikalonis. He was wounded in the head and paralyzed from the neck down. Samaniego remains jailed on $1 million bail pending his next court date Sept. 17.