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Second victim dies in carjacking incident on Strip

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Updated: 8/20/2013 10:55 pm
A second victim, who tried to stop a violent carjacking on The Strip has died. Brandon Cruz, 31, died Monday night and for the first time -- we’re seeing the face of the man police believe is responsible. News3’s Venise Toussaint has more information.

LAS VEGAS (AP) --
Hospital officials say the second man who tried to stop a pickup truck theft in Las Vegas over the weekend has died of his injuries.

The Clark County coroner's office says 31-year-old Felix Brandon Cruz died at 6:22 p.m. Monday.

His brother-in-law, Jesus Manuel Magdaleno Jr., was killed in the crash Sunday morning.

Authorities say Magdaleno was a California Highway Patrol officer in town for his bachelor party when a man started to drive his truck away from a casino valet stand with Cruz still in the truck bed.

Magdaleno jumped into the truck bed with Cruz, but both were thrown out when the pickup crashed.

Police say 29-year-old James Robert Montgomery of Tustin, Calif., is jailed on felony murder, kidnapping, auto theft and other charges.
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