Ammar Harris, the suspect sought in the recent Las Vegas Strip shooting case that killed three people, was arrested by a joint LAPD-FBI task force around noon in Los Angeles today. Harris is suspected as the shooter in a rolling gunfire incident on the Strip that fatally wounded rapper Kenneth Cherry in the early morning of Feb. 21, 2013 (see linked incident article below). After being fatally wounded, Cherry's Maserati careened into an eastbound taxi cab that exploded in flames on impact, killing the driver and single passenger of the cab.
Harris has been the subject of an exhaustive, multi-state manhunt since the incident occurred. Police located the Range Rover vehicle that Harris was driving and firing shots from at an apartment complex located a relatively short distance from the Strip. The shooting spree and resultant fiery car crash apparently stemmed from an argument between Harris and Cherry at the Aria valet area preceding the incident.
Police said they had interviewed all three females who were occupants of the Range Rover during the rolling gunfire incident. It is unclear if their interviews were integral in the eventual arrest of Harris.
Michael Boldon, the cab driver killed in the incident, was put to rest yesterday following a funeral in Las Vegas. The deceased cab passenger was 48-year old Sandra Sutton-Wassmund of Maple Valley Washington.