Cops Name Suspect in Vegas Shooting

Ammar Harris has long rap sheet, likely armed, dangerous

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 24, 2013 8:36 AM CST

(Newser) – The man responsible for a shootout on the Las Vegas Strip that killed three in a Die Hard-esque scene is armed and on the loose, police say. Police last night named 26-year-old Ammar Harris, aka Ammar Asim Faruq Harris, as the suspect in the shooting that caused a deadly car accident. Harris' rap sheet includes arrests on charges of kidnapping, sexual assault, being an ex-felon in possession of a gun and robbery, reports the LA Times. “And that’s just in our jurisdiction,” says a Vegas police spokesman. “He has a habit of not appearing in court, too.” Police say Harris got into a fight with rapper Ken Cherry, who died in the shooting.

Ammar Harris in a booking photo from a 2012 arrest in Las Vegas.
Ammar Harris in a booking photo from a 2012 arrest in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
A black Range Rover that was found Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at an apartment complex east of the Las Vegas Strip. It has been impounded as evidence.
A black Range Rover that was found Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at an apartment complex east of the Las Vegas Strip. It has been impounded as evidence.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
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