Elderly man dies from injuries after being pushed off bus by woman
Police in Las Vegas are asking witnesses to come forward over a disturbing incident in which an elderly man was forcefully pushed off a bus. The department are seeking out any witnesses to the case after the victim, 74-year-old Serge Fournier, died from his injuries weeks later.
The incident occurred on March 21 and in the time since the crime occurred, its perpetrator has been found. The 25-year-old Cadesha Bishop was found responsible for the injuries to Fournier. She was arrested on May 6 and charged with open murder of an elderly-vulnerable person.
Before the push happened, the two were said to be arguing, according to police. Fournier allegedly asked Bishop "to be nicer to the passengers" after she yelled various profanities. After their brief altercation, he exited the bus, before Bishop pushed him forcefully with both hands.
The incident was caught on CCTV and released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Tuesday. They are requesting that any further witnesses come forward and contact the homicide unit.
Police responding to the incident said that, despite his fall, Fournier refused medical assistance at the time. Later, he arranged transportation to the hospital, but died from his injuries on April 23. His family notified authorities of the death on May 3, prompting the police to find and arrest the culprit.
According to The Las Vegas Review-Journal, Bishop has remained in the Clark County Detention Center with her bail set at $100,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 23.