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Vegas fugitive arrested at Los Angeles apartment

LOS ANGELES — A weeklong multistate manhunt for the suspected gunman in a Las Vegas Strip shooting and crash that killed three people ended when he surrendered Thursday in Los Angeles while apparently going about life as usual.

Ammar Harris, 26, a self-described pimp, was jailed pending an extradition hearing Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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The arrest of Harris, a convicted felon in South Carolina who showed fists full of money on Internet posts and boasted of a high-rolling lifestyle with prostitutes in Miami and Las Vegas, ended a manhunt that began after a Feb. 21 shooting and spectacular, fiery accident that killed three people and injured five at an intersection home to the Bellagio, Bally’s, Flamingo, and Caesars Palace casino resorts.

Court documents allege Harris was driving his black Range Rover SUV when he fired at least five shots into a Maserati sports car, killing Kenneth Wayne Cherry Jr., a rapper who called himself Kenny Clutch.

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A passenger in the Maserati, identified as Freddy Walters, was wounded in the arm.

Harris and Cherry had argued minutes earlier in the valet area of the Aria resort.

Associated Press

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