A South Valley CHP officer is dead after a carjacking in Las Vegas.
33-year-old officer Jesus Magdaleno and his friend Felix Cruz were loading the back of their truck Sunday in the valet area of the Flamingo Hotel.
Las Vegas police say the suspect, 29-year-old James Montgomery, jumped into the driver's seat and took off.
Cruz was already in the bed of the pickup and Magdaleno jumped in as the truck was speeding away.
Magdaleno collided with another vehicle and both men were ejected from the back of the truck.
Megdaleno was killed and Cruz suffered critical injuries and may not survive.
Montgomery was arrested and charged for murder, robbery and several other charges.
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