101-Year-Old WWII Vet Killed In Las Vegas After Two Women Slam Into His Vehicle During High-Speed Police Chase
Two women in Las Vegas have been charged with murder after a 101-year-old World War II veteran died weeks after being rear-ended while stopped at a red light, according to authorities.
Around 6 p.m. on March 1, police responded to a robbery call at a sporting goods store, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said.
The robbery call turned into a high-speed chase of a stolen car, the deadly crash that killed Herbert Muskin, a foot chase and ultimately the wounding of one of the two suspects, officials said.
The suspects are Kassandra Alvarez, 29, and Lorraine Alvarado, 32. Alvarez was the alleged getaway driver, driving upwards of 90 mph during the chase, police said. During a foot chase with officers, Alvarado, who police said was armed with a handgun, was injured in an “officer-involved shooting.”
The suspects allegedly robbed a sporting goods store and took off in a Mercedes. A high-speed chase ensued with police, which resulted in Muskin, who was driving home from Costco with his wife, Sherry Muskin, being hit from behind when stopped at a red light.
Herbert suffered a broken neck and had been in the hospital since, but he passed away on March 30, KTVZ reported.
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Sherry told KTVZ, “I am adjusting very bad. I am crying constantly. My eyes are swollen… I can’t cope with this. We have been inseparable for over 74 years.”
Alvarez and Alvarado now face a long list of charges, including felony murder of a person 60 years or older, KTVZ reported.
Sherry told KTVZ, “I wish that they stay in jail for the rest of their life.”
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