The Las Vegas teens charged in the fatal hit-and-run of a retired police officer also allegedly targeted other people over a two-hour period, during which time the 64-year-old man was killed.
The accused driver, identified as Jesus Ayala, 18, who was 17 at the time of the incidents, and Jzamir Keys, 16, are accused of engaging in a crime spree on Aug. 14, on New York Post reported Saturday.
Vegas teens charged in hit-and-run death of retired police officer allegedly attempted second murder in savage crime spree https://t.co/cWvIw8udt3 pic.twitter.com/TAGZjH4J9x
– New York Post (@nypost) September 23, 2023
The two men allegedly stole three cars, committed a burglary and attempted to kill another cyclist, according to sources and public records.
KSNV detailed the case of the 72-year-old cyclist:
Lt. Jason Johansson of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department described the first hit-and-run as an “attempted murder” that occurred around 5:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at the intersection of Washburn and Fort Apache.
The 72-year-old man was on a designated bike lane when he was intentionally struck by a stolen car with two teenagers, police said.
The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the ordeal.
Now the teens are facing murder charges after Andreas Probst, 64, was killed while riding his bike on a bike path.
Andreas Probst’s life mattered. Taken before its time. pic.twitter.com/iz62vHIHa0
– Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 16, 2023
Video sequences watch the moments leading up to the collision and the seconds it occurred:
🔸️Where is the outrage?
In a clear racist attack, the majority of mainstream media remains silent on the deliberate killing of a white man enjoying a bike ride.
🔸️The victim of the hit-and-run is Andreas Probst, a police officer who has been retired for 35 years.(1/4) pic.twitter.com/s1YhlSgJrQ
– The Constitutional Conservative (@TheCCShowcast) September 17, 2023
Ayala is accused of hitting the man while he was driving the allegedly stolen vehicle. He was arrested a few hours after the deadly incident and allegedly told police: “You think this minor (expletive) is going to do a (expletive)?” I’ll be out in 30 days, I bet you.
“It’s just uh, (expletive) ah, hit and run – a slap on the wrist,” the suspect added. The suspect had not yet been informed of hit-and-run charges when he was taken into custody on a warrant and obstructing an officer, the Job note.
He now faces charges including murder, attempted murder, battery with use of a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of an accident, theft and burglary.
Keys faces charges of murder, attempted murder and battery.
Speaking about 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 that,” according to Breitbart News.