Posted on September 20, 2023

Police Announce Arrest of Second Teen in Shocking Hit-And-Run Killing

Brett Clarkson, Las Vegas Review-Journal, September 19, 2023

Las Vegas police announced on Tuesday that a second teen has been arrested in the hit-and-run killing of a retired California police chief, whose death was captured in a now-viral video shot by one of the suspects.

Police said the second teen, who was taken into custody Tuesday, is suspected of being the passenger in the 2016 Hyundai Elantra who filmed the disturbing video as the vehicle plowed into 64-year-old Andreas Probst.


Both teens will face murder charges, Lt. Jason Johansson said during the news conference at Metropolitan Police Department headquarters.

Johansson also described a reign of terror that the teens went on in northwest Las Vegas, hitting another cyclist and car before they fatally struck Probst.

In announcing the arrest, police officials — including Sheriff Kevin McMahill — were joined by Probst’s widow, Crystal, and his daughter, Taylor {snip}


Johansson outlined the sequence of events involving the teens, whose names were not released because of their ages, before Probst was hit. He also described how the first teen was arrested on Aug. 14, how police then learned about the video on Aug. 29, and how they were able to zero in on the second suspect.

According to Johansson, the teens struck another bicyclist, a 72-year-old man, who was riding north in the bike lane on Fort Apache Road {snip}


After they hit the first cyclist, Johansson said, the teens then intentionally hit a white Toyota Corolla {snip}

The teens kept driving north on Tenaya Road. Near Centennial Parkway, Johansson said, they saw Probst in the bike lane and rammed into him.


Taylor Probst, alluding to how her father’s death has sparked a social media furor — some of which has boiled over into attacks on the Las Vegas Review-Journal over its coverage of the crime and some of which has been racist — called for cooler heads to prevail.

“We as a family in no way feel that Andy’s murder was based on race or profession,” Taylor Probst said. “It was a random act of violence. We ask you to not politicize or use Andy’s murder to fuel political agendas or to create cultural wars.”