A teenage automobile passenger who filmed his good friend fatally mow down a ‘ray of sunshine’ retired police chief has been caught and arrested.
Las Vegas cops beforehand detained the 17-year-old motorist behind the wheel of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra which deliberately struck Andreas Probst, 64, and on Tuesday they arrested his confederate too.
Each boys have been charged with homicide and might be tried as adults after they focused Probst as he was biking down a northwest Vegas freeway at round 6am on August 14.
Police stated additionally they tied the kids to a minimum of three hit-and-run incidents the identical day. They imagine the slaying of Probst, a former police chief in Bell, California, ended the spree.
Graphic video reveals a dashboard view from the entrance seat of a car approaching Probst from behind whereas he was using close to the curb on an in any other case traffic-free street.
Andreas Probst (pictured) was fatally struck by a teenage driver in an intentional hit-and-run in Las Vegas on August 14. Each the motive force and his confederate within the passenger seat who took a sick video of the slaying have now been charged with homicide
Probst, 64, was was fatally struck on August 14 whereas biking in northwest Las Vegas. Footage filmed by the passenger reveals he was deliberately killed by the teenage driver
Laughter and feedback from contained in the automobile are heard earlier than Probst, carrying a crimson shirt and darkish shorts, was struck and thrown towards the windshield.
A ultimate picture from the transferring automobile reveals the retired high cop on the bottom beside the curb.
Deputy Police Chief Nick Farese referred to as the ‘intentional’ hit in a stolen car and the sick video ‘a cowardly act that in my 22 years of legislation enforcement left me personally appalled’.
Clark County District Legal professional Steve Wolfson stated he has taken a private curiosity within the case and vowed to cost each teenagers as adults. Till then, he stated they would not be recognized attributable to their ages.
‘Justice might be served on this case,’ Wolfson stated.
At a information convention Tuesday, Taylor Probst described her father — identified by family members as ‘Andy’ — as a person of honor and integrity who labored for greater than 35 years in legislation enforcement.
‘We’re devastated by the mindless homicide of Andy,’ she stated. ‘Andy’s life was robbed by two people who didn’t imagine that lives of others matter.
‘We imagine that Andy’s homicide is a direct results of society’s decayed household values and the robust results that social media has on our youth.’
At a information convention Tuesday, Taylor Probst (left) described her father (proper) — identified by family members as ‘Andy’ — as a person of honor and integrity who labored for greater than 35 years in legislation enforcement
She added that her household thought of his homicide to be ‘a random act of violence’ unrelated to his race or occupation.
‘We ask you to not politicize or use Andy’s homicide to gasoline political agendas or to create cultural wars,’ she stated.
She described her father as ‘a person of honor and integrity’ and ‘a pillar of the neighborhood’.
Probst added he was identified to colleagues as ‘a prankster’ who had a darkish sense of humor.
‘His demise must be handled in the identical approach he lived, with honor and integrity, and possibly a darkish joke right here and there. Oops! Too quickly, is one thing that Andy would say.’
Probst urged the DA’s workplace to ‘take these crimes to the furthest extent of the legislation’.
The 17-year-old driver was arrested on the day of the crashes on site visitors costs associated to the deadly hit-and-run.
Andreas Probst (pictured surrounded by his household) was fatally struck by a teenage driver in an intentional hit-and-run in Las Vegas on August 14. Each the motive force and his confederate within the passenger seat who took a sick video of the slaying have now been charged with homicide
Probst retired to Nevada after stepping down because the police chief of Bell, California in 2009
‘He was truthfully like a ray of sunshine that simply bled by your life,’ stated Probst’s daughter Taylor, seen along with her mom Crystal at a memorial vigil on the scene of the crash
Police stated they initially weren’t conscious of the video till weeks later when a faculty useful resource officer offered it to investigators, resulting in a homicide cost for the motive force and prompting a police seek for the passenger within the video.
The second teen was arrested Tuesday.
In line with police, the crime spree started at round 5.30am when the youngsters allegedly struck a 72-year-old bicyclist earlier than driving off and crashing right into a Toyota Corolla.
The driving force wasn’t injured within the crash, police stated, though they did not element what accidents, if any, the bicyclist suffered.
Seconds after putting the Toyota, the youngsters drove into Probst as he rode his bicycle in a delegated bike lane, police stated.
They took off whereas laughing, stated Farese, ‘leaving him for lifeless on the facet of a street.’