Two Las Vegas teenagers, Jesus Ayala and Jzamir Keys, have been charged with capital murder following an on-camera attack that resulted in the death of retired police chief, Andy Probst.
On August 14th, tragedy struck when 64-year-old Andreas Probst was killed in a violent and deliberate hit-and-run.
Jesus Ayala is accused of driving a stolen Hyundai Elantra on Aug. 14 along with Jzamir Keys, 16, and deliberately crashing and killing Andreas “Andy” Probst, 64, who had been riding his bike, a disturbing video showed.
Ayala reportedly told the police while in custody he believed he wouldn’t be locked up for long.
“You think this juvenile [expletive] is gonna do some [expletive]? I’ll be out in 30 days, I’ll bet you,” Ayala told the cops, according to KLAS. “It’s just ah, [expletive] ah, hit-and-run — slap on the wrist.”
Tuesday of this week, authorities arrested the second teen for recording the incident and encouraging his friend to run down Probst.
The second suspect has been arrested in the homicide of Andreas Probst. Both suspects are juveniles & will be booked into CCJH.
Anyone with additional information should contact LVMPD Homicide by calling 702-828-3521 or @CrimeStoppersNV.
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— LVMPD (@LVMPD) September 20, 2023
As it turns out, the teens won’t be getting just a slap on the wrist.
“Both these defendants will be charged with open murder, attempted murder and many other related charges,” Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson told reporters outside court.
According to 8 News Now, the Vegas teens who mowed down the police chief, stole 3 vehicles and tried to kill a second cyclist all in a 2-hour time span.
Excerpt from 8 News Now:
The two Las Vegas teenagers accused of intentionally hitting and killing a cyclist allegedly tried to kill a second biker, stole three cars and committed a burglary all in the span of about two hours, sources told the 8 News Now Investigators.
The stolen car that Ayala and Keys allegedly used to murder Probst was found ditched near Craig Road and Jones Boulevard – less than 10 minutes from the crash site, sources told the 8 News Now Investigators.
The stolen vehicle was located with blood on its windshield, sources said.
About a half-hour before Probst’s murder, the teenagers allegedly attempted to hit another bike in the area of Fort Apache and Washburn roads, police said.
In the hours after Probst’s death, the teenagers allegedly stole two more cars in the area of Lake Mead Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive, sources said. About an hour after allegedly hitting and killing Probst, the teenagers took the two stolen cars and crashed them into each other near a shopping plaza at Lake Mead and Rainbow boulevards, sources said.
The teenagers then allegedly broke into a garage where they took several items, and returned to the area where Probst was hit and killed in one of the two-crashed stolen cars, sources said.