LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A woman who claims she was left dead in a brutal shooting in a parking lot in downtown Las Vegas is speaking out to the perpetrators who are scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
“Doctors are really surprised that I survived,” Kim told 8 News Now. “Their purpose was to kill me.”
In the early hours of April 30, Kim said she was walking with her friends to her car on the fourth floor of the Binion parking lot when suddenly someone stole her friend’s necklace.
“I was about to go home, and in half an hour I would be in bed,” Kim said.
After the robbery, Kim said she and her friends were heading for the ground floor exit of the garage when they were blocked by a car carrying the same group of alleged robbers. Kim said she went outside to see what was going on and they allegedly ran her over three times.
“My body has no traction, so the tires are just spinning on my body,” Kim said. “I was trying to survive.”
But the purported attacks did not end there. Kim was then shot twice before the suspects drove off.
“I heard gunshots, but I was just trying not to crush my head, not my head,” Kim explained.
She was rushed to hospital, but her injuries left her paralyzed for three days.
Nearly a month later, Kim is recovering at home, but her scars are a reminder that she has a long way to go.
“I can’t breathe, I don’t have coughs, sneezes or hiccups stinging my body,” Kim said.
Kim hired a lawyer and argued that the attack could have been prevented with help from those around her.
“Never did anyone encounter a security guard. A member of Binion’s team never intervened, nor was anyone there to help these kids in the parking lot,” Pitaro and Fumo said. Michael Micelli said with Law. “This was their fault and we believe they should be held accountable for what happened.”
Police later arrested three suspects, but Kim said he never knew any of the attackers.
“They thought they were dead, but they were trying to get on with their lives. I think they thought they killed me,” Kim said.
Laquinda Hayes, Antonio Hayes and Mercedes Henderson are due to appear in court on Tuesday morning as they face multiple charges.
Kim plans to be out of work for a few months, but said her family had set up a GoFundMe to help “survivors in need”.
8 News Now has reached out to Binion’s several times since the attack was first reported, but a representative has yet to respond.