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Bail set at $1.3M for young man involved in February Strip shooting

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Bail set at $1.3M for young man involved in February Strip shooting

By Denise Wong. CREATED Nov 7, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The teenager that police said was responsible for a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip nine months ago that left another teenager paralyzed appeared in court Thursday morning.

22-year-old Ariya Manoi faced the judge via video and he won't be getting out of jail any time soon. His bail was set at $1.3 million.

He is facing numerous charges but the most serious ones are attempted murder in connection to the shooting that happened on Feb. 6.

The shooting happened near the Showcase Theater on the Las Vegas Strip.

It all started with a disagreement between two teenagers about a job. But more people got involved and three people ended up getting hurt.

The most severely was Jeremy Miller, who was 18 at the time. The shooting left him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

Miller's father was in the courtroom Thursday morning, sitting just a couple rows behind the accused shooter's parents.

Miller's father, Atom, said his son just got out of therapy in August. His life has changed. At this point, Atom said Jeremy is not on speaking terms with him because of the shooting incident.

Still, Atom is fighting for justice for his son. He attended his suspected shooter's court hearing Thursday and plans to attend every other court appearance in the future.

"I think it's important to think that justice is to be done for somebody like this," said Atom Miller. "It's a life for a life to me."

Manoi is the second suspect named in this shooting.

The other one is 18-year-old Devante Jeffers who was arrested shortly after the incident.

The judge appointed private counsel to handle Manoi's case because of a conflict of interest with the public defender.

Manoi's stepfather and mother did not want to talk to Action News on camera but his mother said she was concerned about Jeremy Miller.

They also said they are still trying to process everything that has happened.

Manoi's preliminary hearing has been set for 9 a.m. Nov. 21.

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Denise Wong is a general assignment reporter for Action News. Catch her live reports on Good Morning Las Vegas.