Las Vegas Strip Shooting Suspect Arrested in Los Angeles
(LAS VEGAS) — The fugitive wanted for the Las Vegas strip attack that killed rapper Kenny Clutch in his Maserati and two other people in a taxi has been arrested in Los Angeles, according to ABC News’ Los Angeles station, KABC.
Las Vegas Police Capt. Chris Jones told KABC that Ammar Harris was arrested Thursday by a team of police and federal agents in North Hollywood.
Harris, 26, was the subject of a nationwide manhunt that began after the Feb. 21 shooting that left the three people dead and several others wounded.
An arrest warrant for Harris was issued and he was considered, according to police, “absolutely armed and dangerous.”
Harris’ lengthy rap sheet includes charges of pandering with the use of force, robbery, sexual assault and kidnapping, according to ABC News’ Las Vegas affiliate, KTNV.
An argument between Harris and Clutch, 27, whose legal name was Kenneth Cherry Jr., originated in the valet area of a Las Vegas hotel, police said.
Police said Harris fired several rounds into the Maserati that was being driven by Cherry as both vehicles continued northbound on glitzy Las Vegas Boulevard.
The rapper’s sports car careened out of control after he was shot, slamming into several cars, including a taxi. The impact caused the cab to burst into flames, killing the driver, Michael Boldon, and a female passenger identified as Sandra Sutton-Wasmund of Maple Valley, Wash. Witnesses said it looked like the car exploded.
A passenger in the Maserati suffered a minor injury to his arm. Clutch died at University Medical Center.
The SUV allegedly driven by Harris was found Saturday in the garage of a gated apartment complex where police believe Harris was living.
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