Vegas Shooting Suspect Appears in L.A. Court
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — The man accused in a shooting and crash that left three people dead on the Las Vegas strip appeared in court in Los Angeles on Monday.
26-year-old Ammar Harris was expected to be extradited to Nevada after Monday’s proceeding, but an identity hearing has been scheduled for next week.
Authorities say Harris was behind the wheel of a black Range Rover around 4:15 a.m. when he pulled up next to a Maserati and yelled at its driver.
That man, a witness said, was Kenneth Cherry, an aspiring rapper also known as Kenny Clutch.
The Maserati’s driver opened his window and the two had a “very brief exchange” before the light turned green, according to the arrest warrant.
A few minutes later, the Range Rover’s driver opened fire — in two separate bursts — at the Maserati, which was heading north on Las Vegas Boulevard, authorities said.
The sequence ended with Cherry shot in the chest and arm. His vehicle collided with a taxi, which caught fire.
The crash killed cab driver Michael Boldon and a passenger, Washington state resident Sandra Sutton-Wasmund. Cherry, 27, later died at a hospital.
Las Vegas police identified Harris as the shooting suspect on Feb. 23, two days after the shooting.
They said his vehicle had been impounded and that he had an “extensive and violent criminal history,” and should be considered armed and dangeorus.
Harris is charged with three counts of murder and “other attendant felonies,” according to the Clark County district attorney.
The 11 charges include firing at a vehicle, firing from a vehicle and attempted murder, the criminal complaint states. Additional charges could be coming.