Two teens who are charged with deliberately hitting and killing a bicyclist before fleeing the scene made their initial court appearances in a Las Vegas courtroom on Thursday.
The two teens have been identified as Jesus Ayala and Jzamir Keys.
Who are Jesus Ayala and Jzamir Keys?
Jesus Ayala, who was 17 years old at the time of the alleged crime and is now 18, along with Jzamir Keys, who is 16 years old, are now facing murder charges. They are accused of planning an intentional attack on cyclist Andreas “Andy” Probst, 64. Surprisingly, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, they also videotaped the instant they swerved to hit him from behind.
On the morning of August 14, the suspects cruelly ran over the retired California police chief, Andreas “Andy” Probst, as he was bicycling in a designated bike lane close to Tenaya Way and Centennial Parkway. At the time of the event, the suspects were traveling in a stolen vehicle. Unfortunately, Probst subsequently passed away in the hospital.
The alleged driver, 18-year-old Ayala, is accused of 18 offenses in total. Three accusations have been brought against Keys, 16, who is accused of being the passenger and recording the fatal collision. At 1:30 p.m., both appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court; Ayala had a public defender by her side.
Ayala and Keys’ subsequent court appearance was set for September 26. Both of the teenagers were still being held as of Thursday afternoon.
Authorities revealed earlier this week that the teens were involved in a crime spree on the day of the terrible death of Probst. This crime spree involved the theft of four cars, injuring another cyclist, and colliding with another car. The teenagers fled the scene in a stolen car in both cases.