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Police gather more video evidence against accused cop killer

Reported by: John Treanor
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Updated: 12/04/2013 10:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Surveillance video shows a brazen mid-day carjacking and a deadly crash on one of the city's busiest streets.

This is the evidence police say proves James Montgomery is a cop killer.

He's charged with the deaths of a California Highway Patrol officer and his future brother-in-law.

It is video of what the grand jury believes is Montgomery stealing a car and the accident that killed CHP officer Jesus Magdaleno and his future brother-in-law Brandon Cruz.

A man police identify as Montgomery is picked up on surveillance video and he appears to be stumbling as he walks through the hotel.

At the same time, Magdeleno and Cruz are waiting for their pickup truck at valet. They plan on loading up the luggage and taking off

Soon there's that man again to the right of the screen crossing the street. Police identify him as Montgomery. He doesn't know the men but hops in the truck, slams the door and takes off.

The group is confused and panick. Magdeleno's brother said they try and yell for the driver to stop.

Magdeleno takes off and runs after the truck with Cruz in the bed area. The video does not show this but, Magdeleno hops into the bed and tries to stop the truck.

The cameras and his friends lose him.

Then the panicked 9-1-1 call as the truck reaches 61 miles an hour before slamming into another car.

Both men are ejected.

Magdaleno dies on impact. Cruz dies later in the hospital



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