Judge sets $500,000 bail for 2 guys accused of shooting Metro officer

A judge set bail at $500,000 on Friday for two males accused of shooting a City officerlast week.

Clemon Hudson, 20, and Steven Turner, 24, face two counts each of attempted murder, and one count each of conspiracy to commit battery with a fatal weapon, shooting a gun into a structure, theft while in possession of a weapon and conspiracy to commit break-in.

Officer Jeremy Robertson, 37, was shot in his upper best leg and officer Malik Grego-Smith, 35, shot Turner in the left calf.

Dayvid Figler, a defense lawyer who represents Hudson, had asked Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Ann Zimmerman for a $50,000 bail, saying his client had no criminal history.

Figler stated prosecutors informed him after the bail hearing that they plan to take the case to a grand jury, which would decide in a closed hearing whether district attorneys have sufficient evidence to take the charges to trial.

“I’m disappointed that they’re going to go the grand jury,” he stated. “They wish to continue to utilize this incendiary language of bloodbath and ambush when none of that is going to be proved at the end of the day. A public hearing would have been a much better forum to identify whether this case needs to be part of the bigger conversation (regarding police shootings). If this is such a case of public import and everything is the method the District Lawyer says it is, then why not make it a public proceeding.”

In the predawn hours of Sept. 4, officers reacted to a house in the 6700 block of Oveja Circle, near the intersection of Alta Drive and Rainbow Boulevard, where Las Vegas police stated a 911 caller reported armed males in the yard.

Police have stated Turner was equipped with an SKS semi-automatic carbine rifle and Hudson with a 12-gauge shotgun.

At a news conference earlier this week, cops said they believed there may have been a 3rd person included however later found out that was not the case.

The officers came to the house and were leaving the back door when someone opened fire, authorities stated.

Robertson was taken to University Medical Center where he went through surgery and is anticipated to make a complete recovery. He is a 14-year City veteran.

Grego-Smith has actually been with City because August 2008. He works for Metro’s Community Policing Department for the northwest area command and has been positioned on paid administrative leave pending the review of the occurrence.

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