Andreas Probst, a retired police chief from California, was tragically killed in a deliberate hit-and-run incident while biking in Las Vegas on the morning of August 14th, Las Vegas police confirmed. The 64-year-old veteran, who had devoted 35 years to law enforcement, was struck by a 17-year-old driving a Hyundai, as seen in a distressing video that surfaced on social media over the weekend.
In the footage, the teenage driver, who has since been arrested and charged with murder, is encouraged by a passenger to hit Probst. The video, which captured the moments leading up to the horrifying impact and its immediate aftermath, has ignited widespread outrage online. It shows the car veering into the bike lane and violently striking Probst, who was later pronounced dead at the University Medical Center.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal noted that the teen was initially apprehended on suspicion of a hit-and-run but was subsequently charged with murder following the discovery of the video. The involvement of the passenger, who filmed the incident, is still under investigation.
Probst, who retired as the chief of police in Bell, California in 2009, was recently honored at a memorial service where his family remembered him as a “ray of sunshine” and a dedicated family man.