Las Vegas Police have released shocking surveillance footage that shows a woman violently shoving an elderly male passenger to his death from a public bus. The woman is now facing murder charges in Nevada.
Surge Fournier, 74, according to reports was telling an unruly passenger on a Las Vegas bus to be nicer to other passengers after she was heard cursing when he was shoved from behind off of the bus, down three steps. landing head first on the concrete sidewalk.
Video shows the 74-year-old being shoved down the steps of the Las Vegas public transit bus and smashing his face on the concrete ground.
The Closed Caption Television clip taken from the bus’ security cameras shows a woman talking to Fournier as he walked past carrying a walker and heading towards the door of the bus. Then, as his back was turned, she violently shoves the man with both hands, sending the elderly gentleman crashing down the steps.
Cadesha Michelle Bishop was arrested on a murder warrant last Monday after Fournier died in the hospital of his injuries.
Bishop was allegedly shouting and swearing at others on the bus when Fournier asked her to stop around 4:50 pm on March 21st, 2019. Fournier initially survived the incident but spent a month in the hospital before he succumbed to his injuries KSVN reports.
On April 23, the Clark County coroner has ruled Fournier’s death a homicide that resulted from the injuries he received during his fall from the bus.
According to a police report, Fournier was moving up the aisle of the Regional Transportation bus when he asked a woman who had been cursing at other people to be nicer to passengers, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
In police documents, Bishop is accused of shoving Fournier out the door “with enough force that he never touched any of the steps,” before hitting his head on the sidewalk that was about eight feet from the bus.
According to the arrest report, witnesses saw her walking from the bus without offering Fournier any help, simply grabbing her son’s hand and leading him away.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released footage of the altercation on Tuesday in an appeal for more witnesses to come forward.
A judge ordered Bishop, 25, to be held on $100,000 bail pending a preliminary hearing of evidence May 21.
“No matter what his age, she should not have done that. People need a little more patience than what they have these days,” said the man’s neighbor, Trevor Taylor.
Taylor asserted that Fournier was a ‘wonderful person’ and shared that he would never forget his friend.
“He was an excellent neighbor. Very nice, religious person,” he added.
Fournier leaves behind a wife, who is disabled.
“I know it caused several financial problems for his wife,” said Ken Mallen, who was familiar with the couple.
The Las Vegas Sun reported that Bishop was identified in part by a “Love” emblem on her jacket and her son’s distinctive Spider-Man backpack. Police said she was seen in the security video, which has yet to be released, walking away holding the boy’s hand. Court records show that Bishop was convicted twice, in 2014 and 2015, of misdemeanor domestic battery charges.
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