Las Vegas CHP hold procession for fallen Visalia officer

August 21, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Visalia CHP Officer Jesus Magdaleno was killed in a carjacking incident in Las Vegas on Sunday morning.

The carjacking suspect has been identified as 29-year-old James Montgomery. Investigators said he is still hospitalized after he allegedly stole a Ford pickup at a Las Vegas casino and was later struck by another car.

Visalia CHP Officer Jesus Magdaleno, 33, was in the bed of the truck at the time and died when he was thrown from the vehicle during the crash. Brandon Cruz, 31, was also thrown from the truck. Cruz was taken off life support on Monday night.

Law enforcement and rescue vehicles took part in a solemn procession surrounding a white van that carried officer Magdaleno's body to the coroner's office in Las Vegas on Monday.

Montgomery is charged with murder, kidnapping and auto theft.


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