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
Ammar Harris in a booking photo from a 2012 arrest in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

(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.

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nostereotypes
Feb 25, 2013 3:11 PM CST
Black guy with a long rap sheet kills black guy with a long rap sheeet Nothing to see here move a long
DarkFrancis
Feb 25, 2013 11:41 AM CST
So he did it? Case closed? No allegedly?
duke2157
Feb 24, 2013 7:13 PM CST
And once again; what is this subhuman degenerate doing walking the streets? Why is he allowed to steal our oxygen? Why is he not in a cage, like the animal he is, or in a hole in the ground? Why? Because our pantywaist liberal lawmakers and slimy lawyers keep turning savage beasts like this loose on our society, because they are so incredibly afraid of stepping on someone's "rights"! Don't we normal, law-abiding citizens have a "right" to live our lives without the fear that an animal like this, that our laughable "justice" system keeps repeatedly turning loose on us, may kill us for no reason? If we start executing more dirtbags like this, or at least keeping them caged up where they belong, normal people can once again feel safe!!