Authorities in Las Vegas have released disturbing video of a man who later died after being violently pushed out the door of a stopped bus by an agitated woman, who is now facing a murder charge in the case.
The victim, identified as 74-year-old Serge Fournier, initially survived his March fall in downtown Las Vegas but died from his injuries at a hospital on April 23, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
In video of the confrontation released Tuesday night, a female suspect can be seen placing both of her hands on Fournier’s back and shoving him out of the bus, which was parked near Fremont St and 13th St at the time.
Fournier, who is holding onto what appears to be a walker, then falls from the vehicle and lands on his head.
Witnesses told officers the woman, later identified as 25-year-old Cadesha Bishop, had been argumentative with people inside the bus ahead of the incident. Fournier allegedly told Bishop to “be nicer to the passengers” as he passed her in the aisle, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
After she pushed Fournier from the bus, she took her son’s hand and walked away without offering him an help.
Police said Fournier initially denied medical assistance at the scene but later went to the hospital for his injuries.
According to the Clark County Coroner, he died from complications of blunt force torso injuries and his death was ruled a homicide.
Las Vegas Metropolitan police found Bishop and arrested her without incident on May 6. She was jailed at the Clark County Detention Center on a count of murder of an elderly or vulnerable person with a $100,000 bail.
Bishop’s preliminary hearing is slated for May 23.
“Detectives would like to speak to anyone present during the incident on March 21, 2019, in which an elderly male was pushed from a bus near Fremont St and 13th St, around 5PM,” authorities said in a tweet late Tuesday.