A veteran California police chief was riding his bike when he was struck and murdered by a car in Las Vegas, and surveillance footage shows that the young driver who did it was smiling and saying, “Yeah, hit his ass” with his friend.
On August 14 at around 6 a.m., Andreas Probst, 64, was slain while out for a morning bike ride, as reported by Las Vegas police.
The unidentified 17-year-old driver of the Hyundai was arrested by police soon afterward, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The teen was arrested and charged with murder after police saw a social media post in which he appeared to strike the victim on purpose.
This weekend, the shocking footage went viral online, showing the driver asking his pals “ready?” as the passenger films, laughing.
Two teens stole a car and filmed themselves murdering an innocent cyclist for laughs.— John LeFevre (@JohnLeFevre) September 16, 2023
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The clip starts off disturbingly enough with the passengers cursing at passing automobiles on North Tenaya Way, close to West Centennial Parkway.
A man in red is seen riding a bicycle on the side of the road as a car comes up behind him. The motorist, encouraged by his companions, cuts across the bike lane behind him, blasts his horn, and slams into the back of the cyclist’s tire with all his force, sending him flying.
The passenger records the man on the side of the road, who appears to be in a state of helplessness.
“Damn that n—a got knocked out!” the passenger says as the driver can be heard stepping on the gas.
According to the Review Journal, Probst was pronounced dead after being brought to University Medical Center.
It’s unclear whether or not the passenger who filmed the murder has been arrested.
The teen was apprehended the day of the Probsts’ death, on suspicion of hit-and-run. The date on which he was formally charged with murder as a result of the video is unclear.
According to rumors, the ex-cop relocated to Sin City after retiring in 2009 as chief of police in Bell, California.
Earlier this month, a memorial service was held for Probst, who spent 35 years in law enforcement, KLAS reported.
“He was honestly like a ray of sunshine,” Taylor Probst said of her father. “That just bled through your life.”
“He was an amazing man, a husband,” Probst’s wife, Crystal, added. “A father, a brother.”