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Las Vegas teens accused of killing cop were on crime spree

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.

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.

Video sequences watch the moments leading up to the collision and the seconds it occurred:

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.


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