Three are dead following an early morning string of violence on the Las Vegas Strip according to an article from the AP/Las Vegas Sun. At approximately 4:30 a.m. yesterday morning, occupants of a black Range Rover fired multiple shots at a Maserati as the vehicles traveled north along Las Vegas Blvd. Following sporadic gunfire the driver of the Mazerati , Kenneth Cherry, was eventually killed while the passenger was wounded. The Mazerati then careened out of control and crashed into a Desert Cab Co. taxi that exploded, killing the driver, Michael Boldon, and an unidentified passenger in the cab. The dramatic, explosive crash occurred near the intersection of Flamingo Rd. and Las Vegas Blvd. and involved six vehicles.
Metro Police spokespersons indicated the incident stemmed from an altercation in the valet area of the Aria resort and then spilled onto Las Vegas Blvd. Sporadic gunfire from the Range Rover occurred as the vehicles headed north along the Strip. Police indicated that there was no evidence of return gunfire from the occupants of the Mazerati.
View video of shooting-crash incident report at left.
The driver and several occupants of the Range Rover are still at large as of this writing. Police contacted authorities in three neighboring states about the incident with a description of the vehicle. The wounded passenger from the Mazerati was treated at University Medical Center and was interviewed by Metro detectives. Police are also reviewing traffic video cameras located at the Flamingo / Las Vegas Blvd. accident scene.
Family members of deceased cab driver Boldon said he had recently moved to Las Vegas to help care for his 93-year old mother.
Kenneth "Clutch" Cherry was an aspiring rapper who was remembered by his attorney for his love of cars and his trademark dreadlocks.
Article info source = Las Vegas Sun