Las Vegas, Nevada - The mother of a Las Vegas police officer killed during the Oct. 1 mass shooting died just days after attending the funeral services for her only son.
Sheryl Stiles was in Las Vegas for the services of her son, Charleston Hartfield, an off-duty Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer who was killed Oct. 1 during the mass shooting on the Strip.
Stiles was riding an escalator at a Las Vegas hotel and suffered a heart attack and fell after the funeral. As a result of the fall, she suffered brain damage and was put on life support, family members said.
Ralston said there was a lot of family in town on Sunday so they decided to remove Stiles from life support on that day.
“My sister was very outgoing,” Lewis Stiles said. “She was a lively person who had a lot of good friends that enjoyed her company.”
Her family said they believe she died from a broken heart.
“I talked to the chaplain of Metro,” Ralston told Fox 5 Vegas. “He told me she kept saying ‘Oh I want to stay, I want to be with Charleston,’ that she wanted to die.”
Hartfield was attending the concert that night and posted a photo of it on his Facebook account. He was one of 58 people killed during the Oct. 1 shooting during the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
Hartfield was a married father with a son and daughter.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family.