As rioting and violence only loosely tied to the death of George Floyd continued Monday, law enforcement officials came under increasingly hostility and danger.
And in Las Vegas, the rioting turned deadly.
As reported by The Daily Caller, a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer was shot in the head and is currently on life support as he was stationed near the Circus Circus casino in the gambling city.
Protests Monday night turned violent leaving a Las Vegas police officer fighting for his life and a suspect in a second shooting dead. …
According to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo who held a news conference at 3 a.m., police were attempting to disperse protesters in front of Circus Circus Hotel & Casino when people in the crowd began throwing bottles and rocks at the officers and the officers began to take some people into custody.
One source told KLAS that as one officer struggled with a suspect, another person walked up and shot the officer in the back of the head. The suspected shooter was arrested later.
“This is a sad night for our LVMPD family and a tragic night for our community,” Lombardo said.
Meanwhile, a second shooting in Vegas near a federal courthouse left one man dead.
“At approximately 11:22 p.m., officers encountered a subject who was armed with multiple firearms and appeared to be wearing body armor,” Lombardo said. “During the interaction the subject reached for a firearm and the officers engaged him. The suspect was struck by gunfire and transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.”
The shooting came as cops all around the country struggled to enforce emergency curfews imposed by mayors who are sick and tired of the looting and violence, which no longer have much to do with Floyd, who died at the hands of police last week in Minneapolis.