Elderly man pushed off, later dies from injuries

Larry Hoffman
May 16, 2019

In the CCTV clip taken from the bus' security cameras, a woman can be seen talking to Fournier as he walked past carrying a walker and heading towards the door.

A Las Vegas, Nevada woman is facing murder charges after pushing an elderly man off of a city bus.

Fournier was found bleeding from the right side of his head.

Police said when they were called to the scene the man refused help, instead taking himself to hospital later that night. Bishop appeared to argue with people on the bus and with Fournier, police said in a statement.

Surveillance video released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department this week captured the scuffle that led to Serge Fournier tumbling from the bus.

The Clark County Coroner determined Fournier died of "complications of blunt force torso injuries" and ruled his death a homicide.

As the man stepped off the bus, Bishop reportedly shoved Fournier.

His neighbour Trevor Taylor paid tribute to the victim, telling KSNV: "He was an excellent neighbour". Shortly after, Bishop allegedly pushed Fournier.

Bishop was previously convicted twice in 2012 and 2013 of domestic violence misdemeanors.

Cadesha Bishop, 25, was arrested on May 6 and charged with open murder of an elderly-vulnerable person.

Fournier leaves behind a disabled wife. She remained in custody on $100,000 bail at the Clark County Detention Center on Wednesday, according to online jail records.

A preliminary hearing for her is scheduled for May 21.

Authorities released the video in hopes of locating witnesses to the attack.

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