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Suspect identified in Las Vegas deaths

Police named Ammar Harris, 26, as the prime suspect in a shooting and resulting fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip.
Erik Lackey /Associated Press
Police named Ammar Harris, 26, as the prime suspect in a shooting and resulting fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip.

LAS VEGAS — A 26-year-old man was being sought as the prime suspect in a pre-dawn shooting on the Las Vegas Strip last week that led to a fiery crash killing three people and injuring several others.

Las Vegas police Captain Chris Jones said investigators were working around the clock to sort through evidence and find Ammar Harris after the discovery Saturday of a black Range Rover used in the shooting and six-vehicle chain-reaction crash Thursday.

An aspiring rapper driving a Maserati was shot to death and two people in a taxi died in a fireball when the Maserati hit their vehicle.

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Harris was named Saturday as the prime suspect in the triple homicide. Police said Harris was arrested in Las Vegas last year on allegations that he was a pimp. The disposition of that case was not immediately known.

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Harris sometimes goes by the name Ammar Asim Faruq Harris and should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Kenneth Wayne Cherry Jr. was mortally wounded when the Maserati he was driving was peppered by gunfire from the SUV.

Driver Michael Boldon and passenger Sandra Sutton-Wasmund of Maple Valley, Wash., died in the taxi.

Associated Press