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‘An Intentional Act’: Video Shows Retired Cop Get Knocked Off Bike In Deadly Stolen Car Ramming

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Video appears to show a person who was driving a stolen vehicle bash into a retired police chief who was out on a bicycle ride in Las Vegas last month.

Police said the victim — identified as 64-year-old Andreas Probst — died at the hospital after what investigators believe was an “intentional” act on the morning of August 14, shown in footage posted to social media.

EDITOR’S NOTE: WARNING, THE VIDEO BELOW IS GRAPHIC:

Laughter can be heard as the driver and at least one passenger, who was recording on a mobile phone, spotted a man wearing a red shirt riding along a bicycle lane ahead.

“Ready?” said one person. “Yea, yea yea. Hit his a–,” said the other.

Amid some honking of a car horn, the driver accelerated the 2016 Hyundai Elantra into the biker from behind, after which broken glass and the bike went flying. As the car passed by, the man in the red shirt can be seen tumbling on the road behind.

“That n—- knocked out,” one of the people in the car exclaimed. Someone then appeared to say, “S—, we need to get out of here.”

In a press release, Las Vegas police said the vehicle did not stay at the scene of the incident, but officers located the driver, arrested him, and booked him into Clark County Juvenile Hall on charges related to the “hit and run.”

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Roughly two weeks following the deadly incident, police added, “Detectives learned of a social media video depicting the incident, and after viewing the video, determined this was an intentional act. Homicide detectives took over the investigation and will be amending the juvenile’s charges to include open murder.”

The minor has not been publicly identified, nor was it clear whether the passenger has been arrested or charged. The video also showed at least one other vehicle getting hit by the stolen Hyundai, and police said the driver was fleeing from that hit-and-run crash when he slammed into Probst.

Probst retired in 2009 from a 35-year career in law enforcement that included a stint as chief of police in Bell, California, and shifted to a remote global security job, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Probst was reportedly biking for exercise when he got hit roughly 3 miles from his family’s home in Las Vegas.

A vigil with an estimated 100 people in attendance was held for Probst and a “Ghost Bike” memorial was installed at the scene of the deadly encounter along Tenaya Way and Centennial Parkway.

Taylor Probst described her father as a “ray of sunshine,” local news station KLAS-TV reported. “He was an amazing man, a husband,” his widow Crystal Probst added. “A father, a brother.”

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