Las Vegas police have released a shocking security video showing a woman pushing an elderly man off a city bus after he asked her to be nice to other passengers. The video shows 74-year-old Serge Fournier landing face-first on a sidewalk east of downtown on March 21 after Cadesha Michelle Bishop is seen aggressively pushing him off the bus.
At the time of the incident, the 74 year old refused medical treatment, before pain from the injuries he sustained from the fall forced him to go to a hospital later that night. Sadly, he died April 23.
Fournier’s family notified Las Vegas police of his death and Cadesha Michelle Bishop, 25, was arrested May 6th. The Clark County Coroner-Medical Examiner reported that he died as a result of complications from blunt force injuries he had sustained to his torso and ruled his death a homicide.
Following her arrest Cadesha Bishop was charged with murder and is being held at the Clark County Detention on $100,000 bail pending a preliminary hearing of evidence May 21.
The police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section, Fournier had asked the 25 year old woman to be ‘nicer’ to fellow passengers after she’d been heard yelling and cursing at other people in the bus.
In the video, a woman can be seen talking to Fournier as he walked past carrying a walker and heading towards the bus door. As he was about to alight, Bishop appears behind him and pushes him with both hands off the bus smashing his face on the concrete ground.
Speaking to KLAS-TV, Fournier’s neighbor, Jeffrey Bingham, said, “He wasn’t able to eat. He was in a lot of pain, crushed hip. I put my hand up to his face and I said, ‘We got you covered.'”.
“And then he kinda went… he said… ‘God bless you,’ and that was the last thing he said to me.” Bingham added about his last moments with Fournier.
Please keep the families involved in your prayers and pray for this world we live in. Its so heartbreaking that this can happen to someone for asking someone to be nice and a little kinder to other people.