Police, D.A. Update Strip Shooting Investigation
(LAS VEGAS KXNT) — The search for Ammar Harris, the 26 year old wanted in the deaths of three people on the Strip last Thursday morning has expanded to the southeastern part of the country.
Police in Las Vegas continue to search for him here, too.
Detectives and the District Attorney say the entire homicide division at Metro is involved in the case and that Harris now formally faces three outstanding murder warrants.
In the past, police have referred to “occupants” of the Range Rover at the center of the shooting and crash, but would not be specific in a news briefing Monday as to how many people were in the vehicle. But a detective said they are convinced
Shots from the SUV killed the driver of a Maserati, Kenneth Cherry, and the car sped through the :Las Vegas Boulevard/Flamingo intersection, smashing into a taxi, triggering a fire that killed the cab driver and a visitor.
Police say Cherry was not armed and at no time did any shots come from the Maserati.
Police have expanded their search to places that Harris has lived and worked in the past, including South Carolina and Georgia. Harris was convicted of a drug charge in Atlanta eight years ago, and was arrested a few months ago in Miami on reckless driving charges. He has a violent local criminal history, too, including an arrest in Las Vegas in 2010 on sex assault and pandering charges that included kidnapping and coercion.
The Range Rover was found Saturday barely a mile from the scene in an apartment complex parking area.