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Las Vegas officer wounded during protest undergoes surgery

Posted at 4:09 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 19:09:31-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A union president says a Las Vegas police officer gravely wounded when shot during a Monday night protest against George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis successfully underwent surgery to remove a bullet from his neck.

Steve Grammas of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association also said Wednesday that Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer Shay Mikalonis' blood pressure has improved.

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The 29-year-old officer was shot as police tried to disperse protesters outside a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Protesters in Las Vegas dispersed Tuesday night after a demonstration that lasted nearly five hours without major reported problems.

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