Wounded Las Vegas police officer Shay Mikalonis has undergone successful surgery to repair a shattered jaw, a local police union leader said Tuesday.
Mikalonis remained in critical condition at University Medical Center, according to Steve Grammas, president of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association.
Grammas said he was aware of a report on Facebook and from some local news media that Mikalonis, 29, is now “awake” but had no information confirming that and was skeptical of the sourcing, the Review Journal reports.
The family reported Wednesday that Mikalonis is on a ventilator and may have to be on one for the rest of his life.
Mikalonis was shot June 1 at the conclusion of a Black Lives Matter protest on the Las Vegas Strip at Circus Circus. A 20-year-old suspect, Edgar Samaniego, faces multiple felonies, including attempted murder in the shooting.