Police looking for witnesses to Sunday's fatal carjacking
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police are looking for additional witnesses to the carjacking at the Flamingo hotel-casino on Aug. 18 that led to the death of a California Highway Patrol officer.
Police said 29-year-old James Montgomery stole the truck from the valet area around 11 a.m.
Felix Brandon Cruz III, the brother-in-law of the CHP officer, was in the bed of the truck at the time.
CHP officer Jesus Manuel Magdaleno Jr. chased the truck and jumped into the back of it in an effort to help Cruz.
Magdaleno yelled several times that he was a police officer and ordered the driver of the truck to stop.
Several people reported to police they saw the two men in the back of the truck waving their arms and yelling for help.
The truck sped along West Flamingo Road until it crashed into another vehicle at Valley View Boulevard.
Both Cruz and Magdaleno died as a result of the crash.
Homicide detectives with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are now looking for additional witnesses. They are also looking for any taxi cabs that may have caught the incident on their surveillance cameras.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521.