Las Vegas, Nevada – A teenager in Las Vegas has shown a terrifying lack of remorse after being accused of purposefully assaulting and murdering a senior police commander. The now 18-year-old Jesus Ayala, who was 17 at the time of the crime, faces 18 accusations, including murder, and has a troubling track record with the juvenile court system.
The incident took place on a tragic day when Ayala, believed to be the passenger in a vehicle, recorded a video of Andy Probst, 64, being fatally struck while riding his bicycle. The video also captured another hit-and-run involving a different cyclist. In the video, a voice can be heard repeatedly saying, “bump him,” while both suspects laugh. The video evidence pointed to intentional actions that led to Probst’s death.
What is even more unsettling is Ayala’s demeanor at the time of his arrest. He made disturbing comments to the police, suggesting that he expected leniency in the legal process. “You think this juvenile [expletive] is gonna do some [expletive]? I’ll be out in 30 days, I’ll bet you,” he callously remarked. He also dismissed the incident as a “hit-and-run” that would result in just a “slap on the wrist.”
However, Ayala’s prediction of a minor consequence could not be further from the truth. He now faces a multitude of serious charges, and his actions have sent shockwaves through the community.
The investigation revealed that the stolen vehicle used in the intentional killing of Probst was found abandoned near the crash site with blood on its windshield. Following the fatal collision, the teenagers allegedly continued their crime spree by stealing two more cars in the area. They subsequently crashed these stolen vehicles into each other near a shopping plaza.
Jesus Ayala and his accomplice, identified as Jzamir Keys, 16, have both appeared in adult court for the first time, and they are scheduled to return on September 26, where the issue of bail will likely be addressed. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson has expressed his belief that the teenagers should remain in custody, citing their potential danger to the community.
In Nevada, individuals facing murder charges who are 16 or 17 years old are automatically transferred from the juvenile justice system to the adult criminal justice system.
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