UPDATE (June 13) -- Las Vegas police on Saturday shared an update on Officer Shay Mikalonis' condition as he recovers from a gunshot wound to his neck.
With permission of the family, police shared that Mikalonis remains on a ventilator. He's paralyzed from the neck down and unable to speak, they said. However, the family reiterated he is awake and appears to recognize his family members.
"Because of the life saving work and care he received, Shay has tentatively been accepted to one of the best spine rehabilitation centers in the country," they wrote. They said they will release the name of the center "when the time is right."
The Vegas Golden Knights presented him with a jersey signed by the team that will go with him to the rehab center, the family said.
"Please keep Shay in your thoughts and prayers."
UPDATE (June 10) -- Las Vegas police tweeted on Wednesday an update on Officer Shay Mikalonis' condition as he recovers from a shooting.
In the statement, his family said Mikalonis is on a ventilator and "will be for the foreseeable future or perhaps the rest of his life."
Mikalonis was awake and appeared to recognize his family, the statement said. "UMC is working hard to get his vitals back under control."
Update from the family of Officer Shay Mikalonis... pic.twitter.com/yVffC3JqFw— LVMPD Dispatch (@lvmpd_dispatch) June 11, 2020
ORIGINAL REPORT: LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The president of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association (LVPPA) told FOX5 that LVMPD Officer Shay Mikalonis was awake following surgery.
Steve Grammas, president of LVPPA, told FOX5 Monday that Officer Mikalonis was awake following surgery on his jaw. Grammas said the surgery went well.
According to Grammas, Officer Mikalonis remains in critical condition.
LVMPD Officer Shay Mikalonis was injured in a shooting during protests near the Circus Circus on Monday, June 1.
In a statement last week issued through the Injured Police Officer's Fund, Mikalonis' family said it is "thankful" for all the calls, texts and words of encouragement they have received. The family went on to say that Officer Mikalonis was injured while working the "job he loved."
"We are thankful for all the calls, texts, and words of encouragement from our friends and the Las Vegas community as our son and brother, Shay fights to survive his critical injuries sustained on June 1, 2020 while working the job he loved," the family said in the statement.