The Las Vegas teens accused in the fatal hit and run of a retired police officer reportedly also targeted others for two hours, during which time the 64-year-old was killed.
The accused driver, identified as 18-year-old Jesus Ayala, who was 17 at the time of the incidents, and 16-year-old Jzamir Keys are accused of going on a crime spree on August 14, the New York Post reported Saturday.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 23, 2023
The pair allegedly stole three cars, committed a burglary, and tried to kill another bicyclist, per sources and public records.
KSNV detailed the case involving the 72-year-old cyclist:
Lt. Jason Johansson with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department called the first hit-and-run an “attempted murder” that happened around 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 14 by the intersection of Washburn and Fort Apache.
The 72-year-old man was in a designated bike lane when he was intentionally struck by a stolen car with two teens, according to police.
The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the ordeal.
Now, the teenagers are facing murder charges after 64-year-old Andreas Probst was killed while riding his bike in a bicycle lane.
Andreas Probst’s life mattered. Taken before his time. pic.twitter.com/iz62vHIHa0
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 16, 2023
Video footage shows the moments leading up to the collision and the seconds it happened:
🔸️Where is the outrage?
In the obvious racial attack, a majority of the mainstream media is silent on the deliberate murder of a white man enjoying a bike ride.
🔸️The hit & run victim is Andreas Probst, a retired police officer of 35 years.(1/4) pic.twitter.com/s1YhlSgJrQ
— The Constitutional Conservative (@TheCCShowcast) September 17, 2023
Ayala is accused of hitting the man while driving the allegedly stolen vehicle. He was arrested a few hours after the deadly incident, and reportedly told officers, “You think this juvenile [expletive] is gonna do some [expletive]? I’ll be out in 30 days, I’ll bet you.”
“It’s just ah, [expletive] ah, hit-and-run — slap on the wrist,” the suspect added. The suspect had not yet been informed of any hit-and-run charges when he was taken into custody for a warrant and obstructing an officer, the Post noted.
He now faces charges that include murder, attempted murder, battery with the use of a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of an accident, larceny, and burglary charges.
Keys faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and battery.
When speaking of her son’s alleged actions, Ayala’s mother said, “I don’t know why he did this. I don’t know if God can forgive this,” according to Breitbart News.