The older we get, the more vulnerable we tend to become. Our reflexes are not the same as they used to be, and we no longer have the speed and strength.
Unfortunately, this makes elderly and seniors vulnerable to criminals.
The incident happened March 21, and the man tragically died a month later.
CBS affiliate KLAS reports the incident happened at 13th and Fremont in Vegas.
The woman was allegedly “yelling and cursing” at other passengers on the bus. That’s when Serge Fournier, 74, told the woman to “be nice.”
The surveillance video shows Bishop allegedly push Fournier out of the door of the stopped bus.
The woman, identified by police as Cadesha Bishop, 25, now faces murder charges, police say. She was arrested earlier this week.
As you can see in the video, Fournier, holding his walker, falls flat on his face, hitting his head on the sidewalk.
He first refused to go to the hospital, but he went later in the evening.
According to friends and neighbors, Serge initially survived the fall, but he was left badly injured and remained in pain from a crushed hip until his death a few weeks later.
The Clark County Coroner later ruled his death a homicide.
Jeffrey Bingham was part of a group of neighbors and friends who rallied around Fournier after the incident.
He recalls his last moment with his neighbor.
“I put my hand up to his face and I said, ‘We got you covered,'” Bingham said. “And then he kinda went..he said… ‘God bless you,’ and that was the last thng he said to me.”
*Disturbing Video* Detectives would like to speak anyone present during this incident on March 21, 2019, in which an elderly male was pushed from a bus near Fremont St and 13th St, around 5PM. Please call #LVMPD Homicide Section Detectives at 702-828-3521 w/info. pic.twitter.com/MXYXZbvNkg
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) May 14, 2019
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police hopes to find other people seen in the video so they can serve as witnesses to the crime.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Metro Police or CrimeStoppers at (702) 385-5555.