The teenage driver accused of fatally mowing down a retired police chief biking alongside a Las Vegas highway needs to be tried as an grownup, prosecutors mentioned Monday because the sufferer’s spouse reportedly referred to as for “outrage within the courtrooms.”
Andreas Probst, 64, was intentionally struck by a Hyundai round 6 a.m. on Aug. 14 and a 17-year-old driver was arrested within the surprising caught-on-camera hit-and-run.
The teenager is dealing with a homicide cost that was filed within the juvenile system, however the Clark County District Lawyer’s mentioned in a news release Monday it desires to cost the suspect as an grownup.
The DA’s workplace and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division are additionally in search of a second suspect — additionally apparently a teen boy — who was laughing whereas filming the horrifying incident, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
“I’m assured that justice might be served on this matter as soon as the investigation is full and the suitable prices have been filed,” Clark County District Lawyer Steve Wolfson mentioned in an announcement.
The motive force has not been recognized due to his age.
The hit-and-run gained nationwide consideration over the weekend when a clip of it exploded on social media.
As the driving force approached the bike owner, he requested his pal “prepared?” because the laughing passenger filmed.
“Yeah, hit his ass,” he informed the driving force earlier than plowing into the retiree.
After the bike owner was struck, the automobile sped off on North Tenaya Manner.
Probst’s grief-stricken spouse, Crystal Probst, told Fox News Digital her cherished one’s slaying is the results of nationwide backlash towards police and lack of enough punishment for criminals.
“It’s not nearly one sufferer. We as a nation are victims. We’re victims of mindless crimes,” she mentioned in her first public assertion since police introduced a homicide cost towards the driving force.
“All of us want to indicate up and present our outrage within the courtrooms.”
Following the deliberate crash, Probst was taken to College Medical Middle the place he was pronounced useless.
The previous cop had moved to Sin Metropolis after he retired as chief of police in Bell, California in 2009, in line with experiences.
“He was actually like a ray of sunshine,” Taylor Probst mentioned of her father throughout a memorial service, according to KLAS. “That simply bled by way of your life.”
“All people who ever knew him,” she moreover mentioned. “Beloved him.”