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Confirmed: Strip Suspect Captured

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Ammar Harris (courtesy LVMPD)

Ammar Harris (courtesy LVMPD)

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(Las Vegas, NV) — Ammar Harris, the suspect in the Strip shooting and crash, has been arrested in Los Angeles.

In a press conference at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Headquarters Lt. Ray Steiber addressed the current status of the accused killer.

“Right now he is being booked into a facility in Los Angeles. After that we will see if he waives extradition or not and there is a possibility that we will ask for a governor’s warrant.”

CBS in Los Angles confirms for KXNT that Harris was arrested, apparently without incident.

“Mr.Harris was located in an area of North Hollywood inside of an apartment. Officers and detectives converged on that area. He was challenged to come out of that area and did so peacefully and then taken into custody,” Lt. Steiber said.

Harris is accused of shooting aspiring rapper Kenneth Cherry Jr. as they drove down Las Vegas Boulevard last Thursday morning, after an altercation at the Aria Hotel and Casino. Cherry then crashed into a taxi, killing its driver and a passenger.

The intensive search for Harris had spread as far as Georgia and South Carolina.

Earlier today, police confirmed there were three other passengers in the Range Rover with Harris at the time of the incident, and that all three had been contacted by police. One of those three is 22 year old Taneesha Howard of Miami, who had been contacted out of state by police. Howard was briefly described as a ‘person of interest’ in the case, although police dropped that categorization last night.

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie expressed his thoughts of the accused killer.  “The citizens of our community as well as the tourists who visit and work in the Las Vegas valley are entitled to a safe community. Ammar Harris does not reflect Las Vegas.”

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