Second Las Vegas carjacking victim dies

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A second victim has died in a Las Vegas car-jacking that killed a Visalia CHP officer.

Officer Jesus Magdaleno, 33, died Sunday in Las Vegas. Now family members say his brother-in-law, 31-year-old Brandon Cruz, was taken off life support Monday night. Cruz is also from Visalia.

Police say the suspect, James Montgomery, stole the truck the two were loading outside a Las Vegas casino. Both ended up riding for several miles in the truck bed before Montgomery ran a red light and crashed. Both Magdaleno and Cruz were thrown from the truck.

Montgomery is now facing murder, auto theft, and kidnapping charges.

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