Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

Pimp Suspected in Deadly Las Vegas Strip Shooting Arrested in L.A.

Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

The man suspected of fatally shooting a man on the Las Vegas strip, causing a fiery accident that took two other lives, has been arrested in Los Angeles."Las Vegas police Capt. Chris Jones said Ammar Harris was arrested Thursday by a team of police and federal agents in North Hollywood," according to Las Vegas' KLAS-TV.

Harris, 26, is wanted on three murder charges stemming from the February 21 incident in which he allegedly killed aspiring rapper Kenneth Cherry Jr. (aka Kenny Clutch) in a car to car shooting that led to an explosive crash that left a taxi driver and his passenger dead. Those victims have been identified as 62-year-old cab driver Michael Boldon and passenger Sandra Sutton-Wasmund.

The suspect is a self-proclaimed pimp who bragged online about his extravagant lifestyle and wealth. He also has an extensive criminal history, which ranges from offenses such as reckless driving and driving without a valid license to crimes like robbery, sexual assault and kidnapping.

Harris had three other women in his Range Rover at the time of the shooting, but all three have been located and are not suspects. Police say Harris is the sole shooter. He drove off from the Aria hotel in his SUV at the same time as Cherry did in his Maserati, and the shooting took place shortly after, right on the Las Vegas Strip.

Support for LAist comes from

Related
3 Dead In Rolling Gun Battle, Fiery Crash On Las Vegas Strip
Rapper 'Kenny Clutch' Among the Dead in Las Vegas Strip Shooting, Killer May Have Fled to SoCal
Suspect in Vegas Strip Shooting a Proud Pimp, Remains at Large