Update: The suspects have been identified as Jesus Ayala, 17, and Jzamir Keys, 16. Ayala is an Amerindian Latino from an immigrant family. Keys is Black. It has also been revealed that they allegedly rammed another 72-year-old victim earlier in the day. This victim, who has not been name, survived.
Update: A brand new report by News Nation claims that not only has the passenger never been charged with a crime, but police do not even know who he is. See video below.
On August 14, Andreas Probst, a 64-year-old retired Bell, California, police chief, was riding his bicycle in a designated bike lane in Las Vegas, NV.
A car rammed into him, and he died shortly after. Police arrested the seventeen-year-old driver a short distance away but classified his identity. Probst’s death was only treated as a traffic-related homicide.
However, a passenger in the car had videotaped the killing. The attack was apparently live-streamed on an unspecified social media platform. The video shows two Black males in a Hyundai Elantra engaged in a criminal rampage. They intentionally hit another car. Then, they intentionally hit and fatally injured Probst.
The video was brought to the attention of police on Aug. 29. The charges were upgraded to open murder. However, his identity is still classified. There are no reports that the accomplice, who videotaped the murder, has been arrested. The Las Vegas Review-Journal says the car used in the attack was stolen.
The story has been quarantined to local media coverage only. After the charges were upgraded to murder, most local Las Vegas media outlets only referred to the victim as “a 64-year-old man.”
However, the video has exploded across Twitter today, drawing shock and outrage that the story has been so suppressed in media.