Visalia CHP officer killed in Las Vegas carjacking

Officer Jesus M. Magdelano -- 33 years old, 8 year vet with CHP and 3 yrs in the Visalia Area, Patrol officer and officer safety training officer. Magdelano was never married and did not have any kids. He was in Vegas for his bachelor party and was to be wed in September. (California Highway Patrol Visalia Area)
August 19, 2013 6:03:25 AM PDT
Las Vegas Police say 33-year-old CHP officer Jesus Magdaleno was killed Sunday morning and 27-year-old Felix Cruz was seriously injured.

Investigators say the two men were loading the bed of a pickup truck when James Montgomery jumped into the driver's seat. Montgomery drove for three miles with the men in the back of the truck, then he crashed into an SUV.

Magdaleno and Cruz were thrown from the truck. Action News has confirmed that Jesus Magdaleno was a Visalia CHP officer. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cruz is being treated at a Las Vegas hospital.

Montgomery told officers he did not remember what happened prior to the crash. He is now facing charges including kidnapping and carjacking.


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