Teen driver appears to intentionally hit, kill retired police chief in viral video
September 18, 2023 at 18:36
A laughing teenager appears to deliberately plow a stolen car into a retired police chief, Andreas Probst, in a fatal Las Vegas hit-and-run that has left his widow furious, according to a now-viral video of the collision.
We are victims of senseless crimes," the slain man's wife, Crystal Probst, told Fox News Digital in her first public statement since police announced a murder charge against the driver.
"We all need to show up and show our outrage in the courtrooms."
GARY BUSEY BEING INVESTIGATED FOR ALLEGED HIT-AND-RUN CARThe 17-year-old driver fled, and Probst, who was still alive, was rushed to the hospital where he died of his injuries.
The passenger turns, points his iPhone out the window and records Probst roll to a stop on the side of the road.
"Oh, sh--, we need to get out of here," the panicked driver replies as he steps on the gas.
GRAPHIC: WATCH VIDEO OF TEEN WHO DELIBERATELY HIT, KILLED RETIRED POLICE CHIEF ON BIKETwo weeks later, police learned of the disturbing video, which has garnered 5.1 million views on a single X account, formerly Twitter.
The charges against the teenager were upgraded to murder based on the footage, police said.
POTENTIAL MEMORIAL DESIGNS FOR LAS VEGAS MASSACRE UNVEILED, MAJOR STEP IN PLANNING PROCESSThe passenger who recorded the sick ambush is still at large.
The former Bell, California, police chief retired in 2009 after 35 years in law enforcement and moved to the desert oasis where he worked in global security, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPTheir daughter said Andreas Probst was like a father figure to everyone.
"Being around him, it was like being next to a ray of sunshine," Taylor Probst said.