Shooting Could Leave Young Man Paralyzed | News
LAS VEGAS -- A young man ambushed in a parking garage elevator may be paralyzed for life.
A gunman shot 18-year-old Jeremy Miller several times near a Las Vegas Strip movie theater just after midnight Wednesday.
Miller's family said they are hoping for a miracle.
In an instant, Miller and two others came under fire. The gunman, apparently jealous over a girl, shattered lives in just seconds.
Miller has overcome challenges before, his father, Atom Miller, said.
"His mother passed away when he was 11," Atom Miller said. "He's had a diverse situation in his life, and he's always made the best with things."
Today, Jeremy Miller is in the fight of his life at University Medical Center.
Atom Miller said he has been consumed with emotion since his son took at least 10 rounds of gunfire early Wednesday morning in a parking garage near the United Artists showcase theater.
"He just needs a fair chance of living, and at this point, by God's grace, he's alive," Atom Miller said. "And that's important."
The shooting left Jeremy Miller and a friend in critical condition. The third person shot was not seriously injured.
But from his hospital bed, his friend was about to reveal some critical clues about this shooter.
"From what I know, this guy had a beef because our nephew was with a girl," said Rock Miller, Jeremy Miller's uncle. "He's on a date, he's taking a girl out just like anyone else would do when they're 18 years old."
The Millers said the confrontation carried over to the parking garage, and without warning, it escalated.
"Jeremy is a good kid," Rock Miller said. "He's not affiliated with any gang ties. He's not a bad kid."
Now the family said they hope the community will rally behind Jeremy, as the young man would.
"He would always put people before himself, in terms of helping," Atom Miller said.
The family said they pray one day, Jeremy Miller will walk again.
"We are looking for a top surgeon to work on him, and we're gong to need some support because that's going to cost some money," Rock Miller said.
The miller family is confident the gunman will be caught, because of all the surveillance cameras on the Strip.