Update, Sept. 22, 2023 at 9:54 AM:
A Las Vegas teen showed no remorse when he was arrested for intentionally running over a retired police chief last month.
Jesus Ayala was arrested the same day he struck 64-year-old bicyclist Andreas Probst while driving a stolen car on August 14.
Probst’s daughter, Taylor, found him on the side of the road. He later died at a nearby hospital.
According to a police report, Ayala told arresting officers he wouldn’t be locked up for long.
“You think this juvenile [expletive] is gonna do some [expletive]? I’ll be out in 30 days, I’ll bet you,” Ayala said, according to KLAS.
“It’s just ah, [expletive] ah, hit-and-run — slap on the wrist.”
At the time, police were not aware of Ayala’s connection to the fatal hit-and-run earlier that day. He was only arrested on an outstanding warrant for obstructing a peace officer, KLAS reported.
Ayala is facing 18 criminal charges including murder, attempted murder, battery with use of a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of an accident, and numerous larceny and burglary charges.
He was 17 when the crime was committed last month. He has since turned 18.
Cell phone footage of the fatal hit-and-run was recorded by Ayala’s passenger, Jzamir Keys, 17.
?Teens in Las Vegas stole a car, committed a hit and run, and fatally struck 64-year-old cyclist Andreas Probst for fun. pic.twitter.com/WV3ituHkLT
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Both suspects were booked into the Clark County Detention Center Thursday to face charges as adults.
Keys was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 19, after a month on the run. He is facing murder, attempted murder and battery charges.
Their next court date is scheduled for Sept. 26, KLAS reports. They were both denied bond.
Police say the suspects went on a mini crime spree on August 14. They struck 2 other bicyclists, rammed another vehicle and stole four cars before killing Probst, police say.
Keys is believed to be the driver of a vehicle that ran over a 72-year-old man on a bicycle. The man was not hurt.
“I don’t know why he did this,” Ayala’s mother told KLAS. “I don’t know if God can forgive this.”
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) September 21, 2023
However, Keys’ mother defended him in a text message to a reporter.
“My son’s side of the story will be told, ‘the truth,’ not the inaccuracies the media will try to portray,” the unidentified mother told KLAS via text message.
According to KLAS, Keys was in the child welfare system at age 8.