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‘It’s not that serious': 18-year-old suspect indicted in killing of former PD chief laughed during arrest

“Just a fu***** hit and run. Slap on the wrist. Why you got to lie and say it’s something serious?” Jesus Ayala asks the arresting officer

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By Joanna Putman

LAS VEGAS — The 16- and 18-year-old suspects in the hit-and-run killing of former police chief Andreas Probst have been indicted by a grand jury after one was seen on video questioning the seriousness of the charges, KTNV reported.

Jesus Ayala, now 18, can be seen in a video laughing about the situation, seemingly convinced he would get “a slap on the wrist” from juvenile court at the time of his arrest. Although he was 17 when the crimes were committed, he and 16-year-old Jzamir Keys will both be tried as adults.

Their crime spree began when they hit and injured a 72-year-old bicyclist, according to the report. They went on to hit another car before fatally striking Probst. All three incidents were committed in separate stolen vehicles.

The jury was shown videos the suspects took while committing the crimes and later posted on social media. They can be heard laughing and shouting encouragement during all three incidents.

The jury was also presented with videos of Ayala’s arrest, when he acted jovial and even asked the officer for food. Ayala appears convinced that he will be quickly released and tells the officer that “it’s not that serious,” according to the report.

“Just a fu***** hit and run. Slap on the wrist,” said Ayala. “Why you got to lie and say it’s something serious?”

Trial dates for Ayala and Keys will be set in court today.