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

(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.

This undated photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Ammar Harris.
This undated photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Ammar Harris.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
This photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Ammar Harris in a booking photo from a 2012 arrest in Las Vegas.
This photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Ammar Harris in a booking photo from a 2012 arrest in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
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