Prosecutors in Las Vegas hope the 17-year-old driver of a car who struck and killed a bicyclist will be charged as an adult.
In a statement from the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, prosecutors said they are seeking certification as an adult of the teenager who killed retired police Chief Andreas Probst, 64, of Bell, Calif., on Aug. 14 in northwest Las Vegas.
Prosecutors also said they hoped to file separate charges in the case. The teenager, whose identity has not been released due to his age, faces an open murder charge.
“I am confident that justice will be served in this matter once the investigation is complete and appropriate charges are filed,” Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said in the statement.
The Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement Sunday that it was still searching for the second person — also apparently a teenager — who was in the car and recorded the incident.
“The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are actively working to identify the passenger in the car,” a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said.