Woman who allegedly pushed 74-year-old man in deadly bus attack released on bond

Published: Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ 6:42 PM
Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ 6:42 PM

WATCH: 74-Year-Old Man Pushed from Las Vegas Bus, Dies Later from Injuries

The suspect in a bus attack that left an elderly Nevada man dead has been released on bond.

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Cadesha Bishop, 25, is accused of shoving Serge Fournier, 74, from a Las Vegas bus in March after a verbal argument with other passengers. Fournier hit his head on the sidewalk and later died of the injury.

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Update 6:00 p.m. EDT May 19: The suspect in an attack on a Las Vegas bus that left an elderly man dead has been released from jail.

Cadesha Bishop, 25, was arrested on May 6 and charged with open murder in the March death of Serge Fournier, 74.

Bishop was jailed on a $100,000 bond, but released a little over a week ago after posting bail, according to KSNV-TV.

“I'm not happy,” District Attorney Steve Wolfson told KSNV. “I respect the judge's decision, but I can also disagree with the judge's decision.”

A Las Vegas judge had ruled Bishop could be released.

"I think the bail was set too low. I base it on the violent nature of this offense. This was an unprovoked, unnecessary attack on a senior citizen with a walker," Wolfson told the news station.

Bishop was placed on “high-level” electronic monitoring and house arrest, according to court documents, until her next court date.

Original report: Police released surveillance footage Tuesday that appears to show a woman pushing a 74-year-old man off a Las Vegas bus, causing injuries that killed him weeks later, authorities said.

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According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the incident occurred March 21 as a 25-year-old woman, Cadesha Bishop, argued with other passengers on the bus. 

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"When the bus stopped to allow passengers off, Bishop and the victim got into a verbal argument," police said in a news release Tuesday. "As the victim attempted to exit, Bishop shoved him out of the bus and onto the ground."

Bishop then walked away with her son, witnesses told KSNV.

The man, Serge Fournier, "hit his head on the concrete sidewalk," KSNV reported. He initially refused medical treatment but went to the hospital that night, police said.

He died April 23, his family told police earlier this month. 

Bishop was arrested May 6 and charged with open murder on an elderly-vulnerable person, authorities said. She was being held on $100,000 bond.

Now, police are seeking the public's help to locate anyone who witnessed the incident. If you have information, call Las Vegas police at 702-828-3521 or email homicide@lvmpd.com. You also can contact authorities anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visiting www.crimestoppersofnv.com.