Late yesterday, family members of an aspiring Las Vegas rapper, Kenneth Wayne Cherry, Jr., a.k.a. "Kenny Clutch," identified Cherry as the driver of the Maserati who died Thursday morning on the Vegas strip as a result of a shooting and subsequent car crash, according to The Detroit Free Press.
Reportedly, the shooting was the result of an earlier argument that took place at the Aria hotel.
Cherry’s Maserati was fired upon by suspects driving a black Range Rover on Las Vegas Boulevard around 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
After getting shot, Cherry’s car sped uncontrollably through a red traffic signal, and only stopped after crashing into a taxi which ended up bursting into flames.
Cherry was found dead at the scene of the crash, along with the taxi cab driver, Michael Boldon, 62, and Boldon’s passenger.
Police report that an unidentified passenger in Cherry’s Maserati who survived the shootings and subsequent crash is cooperating fully with their investigation.
Cherry's great aunt, Patricia Sims, of Oakland, Calif., who traveled to Las Vegas to claim Cherry’s remains, said that the aspiring rapper had just moved to Vegas from Calif.
"Right now my heart is breaking," Sims said.
"This has really been a tragedy. Kenny was just a delightful kid."
Currently, a multi-state search for that Range Rover is underway in Nev., Calif., Utah, and Ariz.
According to the police, the Range Rover was displaying dealer’s tags.
Police are also saying that the suspects from the black Range Rover should be considered armed and dangerous.
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