Police Nab Suspect in Vegas Shooting
Ammar Harris is arrested in LA after huge manhunt
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2013 5:05 PM CST
This undated photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Ammar Harris.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

(Newser) – The multi-state manhunt after last week's shooting spree on the Vegas Strip is over. Police in Los Angeles today arrested 26-year-old Ammar Harris, reports the Las Vegas Sun. Harris is accused of firing at a vehicle driven by aspiring rapper Kenneth Cherry, which caused Cherry's car to slam into a taxi. Three people, including Cherry, were killed. Police named Harris as a suspect a few days ago, and he faces three counts of murder. Cops say three women were in Harris' Range Rover at the time of the shooting, but all have been located and none face charges, reports AP.

Harris himself has a lengthy criminal history and has long boasted about his life as a pimp, literally, on Twitter, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The paper pulled a year's worth of tweets before the account got yanked, complete with images of Harris flashing wads of cash, guns, and fancy cars. The tweets depict "an ambitious, controlling man who demeaned women and was undaunted by police, the courts or the dangers of his lifestyle," says the R-J story.

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Ivan_the_Gypsy
Mar 1, 2013 1:56 PM CST
The story Las Vegas killer was all the leftist media reported when it happened, but not a word has been said on the Obama Media about him being caught. Today was the day the media was too engrossed with the Obama lies and distortions blaming someone else for the budget mess he himself proposed. A new definition for pathological liar is o-b-a-m-a. He's completely mentally ill and believes his own lies.
19_56_19_55
Mar 1, 2013 11:37 AM CST
This parasite should never walk the streets again I don't know but I hope California has the death penalty cause he should be put to death. Harris is only 26 I can't see him with the luxury of life in prison even if he will never drive the streets again. That bastard didn't care about anybody else getting hurt. Harris has a rap sheet longer than he is tall. Seems to me he should never have had the chance to shoot Kenneth Cherry especially with a rap sheet that he has he should of been in prison. Whatever happened to the 3 strikes rule for violent criminals. Now this guy should never have had a gun and I guarantee you the gun was a AK-47 or another automatic weapon. Now the gun control people will use this to try to tighten gun control even more. That's a shame for the rest of us that buy our guns legally. Harris is nothing but a coward he had to shoot at Cherry from inside his vehicle and killing 3 innocent people. I guess he probably is a gang member. That's the answer to the gun control problem the police with the help of the military have to brake up all these gangs weather on foot or motorcycle all gangs are a present danger to the public and should be dealt with as home grown terrorist. were not talking about motorcycle clubs that don't cause trouble. There are gangs out there that out number and have weapons that will match or bigger than what the cops are aloud to have. Go after these gangs like we go after terrorist in other countries. That will be 90%at least of gun control.
JT119
Mar 1, 2013 8:49 AM CST
"The tweets depict "an ambitious, controlling man who demeaned women" Its like the women that vote republican