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The man accused of shooting a Las Vegas Metro Police officer in the head during a Black Lives Matter protest on the Las Vegas Strip Monday night has been identified. 20 year old Edgar Samaniego is facing one count of attempted murder and two counts of discharging a gun where a person might be endangered. Samaniego allegedly shot the officer in the back of the head as police tried ot break up a protest that turned violent in front of Circus Circus.

According to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, the unidentified officer is in “grave” condition at UMC.