A suspect in connection with a deadly shooting last week on the Las Vegas Strip was arrested Thursday morning in North Hollywood.
Las Vegas police Capt. Chris Jones says 26-year-old Ammar Harris was arrested by a team of police and federal agents. Harris was taken into custody without incident.
Police say they're certain Harris fired fatal shots from his Range Rover into a Maserati driven by 27-year-old Kenneth Cherry Jr. before dawn last Thursday near the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Bally's and Flamingo resorts.
The gunfire killed the aspiring rapper and caused a six-vehicle crash that killed two people when a taxi exploded into flames. Tax driver, 62-year-old Michael Boldon and his passenger 48-year-old Sandra Sutton-Wasmund both died.
Police say the shooting appeared to stem from an argument at the valet area of the upscale Aria resort-casino about a block south of the crash scene. The shooting happened after a night featuring Morocco-born rapper French Montana at Aria nightclub Haze.
The SUV was the focus of an intense search before it was found Saturday parked in the garage of a gated apartment complex just a couple of blocks east of the Strip. Harris wasn't found at a nearby apartment where he was believed to have been living.
Harris faces three murder charges.
At least five other people were injured in the incident.
Public records show Harris lived in South Carolina and Georgia; was convicted in Atlanta in 2005 of marijuana possession; and was arrested in Miami in December on a reckless driving charge.
Harris also was arrested in June 2010 in Las Vegas on pandering, kidnapping, sex assault and coercion charges.
Court records show Cherry had no criminal cases or convictions in Las Vegas, and police said there was no record of arrests.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:40 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:40:59 GMT
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