LAS VEGAS, NV – A retired police chief was tragically killed in a hit-and-run incident in Las Vegas, with the shocking event captured on video and shared widely online. The victim, Andreas Probst, 64, was struck by a stolen vehicle while on his morning bike ride on August 14. The driver, a 17-year-old, has been charged with murder following the release of the video.
The video, which has garnered over 5.1 million views, shows the teenager and a passenger laughing and seemingly planning the collision before striking Probst. The driver can be heard asking, “Ready?” before veering the vehicle into the bike lane and hitting Probst, who was wearing a red shirt and shorts. The impact sent Probst flying over the hood of the car.
The teenager fled the scene, leaving Probst critically injured. He was rushed to the hospital but later succumbed to his injuries. The driver was later apprehended by the police and initially charged with hit-and-run. However, after the emergence of the video, the charges were upgraded to murder.
The passenger who filmed the incident is still at large. The video was shared on a social media platform, X account, previously known as Twitter.
Probst, a former police chief from Bell, California, had retired in 2009 after 35 years of service. He had relocated to Las Vegas where he worked in global security. His death has left his family and the community in shock and mourning.
His wife, Crystal Probst, expressed her outrage and grief in her first public statement since the incident. She called for greater accountability for criminals and urged the public to express their outrage in courtrooms. The couple’s daughter, Taylor Probst, remembered her father as a ray of sunshine who was always offering support and advice.
The tragic incident has sparked a broader conversation about crime and accountability in U.S. cities. The case continues to unfold as authorities seek to bring all involved to justice.