Former Wando High School student who was shot in Las Vegas shows a sign of hope
A former Wando High School student who has been lying in a Las Vegas hospital bed with a bullet in his spine the past three weeks moved his feet for the first time Thursday.
It was an emotional moment for Atom Miller, father of 18-year-old Jeremy Miller.
“It means his spinal cord is not totally devastated,” Miller said from his son’s hospital room.
He was looking for a top spinal surgeon to assess the case.
“They’re still saying he’s paralyzed,” Miller said. “This is a miracle of sorts. So many prayers have been answered. Anything is possible.”
His son has been in an induced coma since he was shot 10 times just after midnight Feb. 6 in an elevator outside the Regal United Artists Showcase Theater in Las Vegas.
Devante Jeffers, 18, was arrested and charged with attempted murder shortly after the shooting, and police were looking for a second suspect. The police report said he was seeking revenge after getting fired from a pizzeria, according to local media following the incident.
Jeremy Miller went to Wando High School until his family moved to Las Vegas a few months before he graduated in 2011. Atom Miller was sous chef at the Market Pavilion Hotel in downtown Charleston under Executive Chef Demetre Castanas. Now he’s executive chef at Midtown in Las Vegas.
The family is facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. Miller is preparing a suit against the theater hoping to recoup some of the bills.
People also can contribute to the Jeremy Miller Fund at any Wells Fargo bank branch or make payments through Paypal at email@example.com.
More information is on Atom Miller’s Facebook page at facebook.com/atom.miller.
Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553 or twitter.com/dmunday.