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Video: Pimp Suspected of Vegas Strip Shooting Back in Nevada, May Have Been Plotting Escape
Ammar Harris, the self-proclaimed "pimp" accused of a fatal shooting that led to a fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip, has finally been extradited from Los Angeles and is back in Nevada awaiting his next court appearance.Harris "was booked into the Clark County Detention Center at about 4 a.m. Tuesday and is scheduled for a hearing at 7:30 a.m. April 17," reports KTNV.
Reportedly Harris, 27, had been plotting ways to escape custody, according to information received by authorities, however Harris made it out of Los Angeles and back to Vegas without incident. Police add that "measures were put in place to ensure he did not break free," according to the Las Vegas Sun.
Harris is believed to have killed aspiring rapper Kenneth Cherry Jr. (aka Kenny Clutch) in February in a car to car shooting that led to an explosive crash that left a taxi driver and his passenger dead.
After an extensive manhunt, Harris was captured in L.A. on February 28.
The suspect tried to fight his extradition, stalling by requesting an identification hearing; the tactic did not work in Harris' favor, as Los Angeles Superior Court
Judge Shelly Torrealba said she determined that Ammar Harris was in fact "the same individual'" being sought by the state of Nevada.
Harris is charged in Clark County, Nev., with 11 counts, including three counts of murder with use of a deadly weapon, one count of attempted murder, two counts of discharging a firearm at or into a vehicle and five counts of discharging a firearm out of a motor vehicle, according to a criminal complaint filed in Nevada on February 22.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released video of Harris being booked in Nevada.