Suspect in Las Vegas Shooting Arrested

Ammar Harris

Suspect in Las Vegas Shooting Arrested

The man suspected of murdering rapper Kenny Clutch was apprehended in California.

Published February 28, 2013

 (Photo: AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

It only took a week for authorities to nab the man believed to be behind the drive-by shooting that led to the death of three people on the Las Vegas strip.

Multiple news outlets have reported that Ammar Harris, 26, was arrested in North Hollywood, California, on Thursday afternoon following a four state manhunt. A task force of FBI agents and LAPD special units collared Harris without incident.

Harris allegedly shot at a Maserati driven by aspiring Bay Area rapper Kenneth Kenny Clutch Cherry last Thursday on the famed Vegas strip. The predawn hour gunplay led to a fiery crash involving Clutch’s vehicle and a taxicab carrying a single passenger. Police say Harris fired a weapon from the driver’s side of a Black Range Rover; bullets struck Clutch, 27, in the chest and arm. His luxury sports car then collided with the taxi, killing the driver, Michael Boldon, and passenger, Sandra Sutton-Wasmund.

The wild scene played out on Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, just blocks away from where Tupac Shakur was fatally shot in 1996.

Authorities identified Harris as a suspect on Tuesday and began a search that took them through Nevada, Arizona, Utah and California. The deadly incident may have started after an altercation at the valet area of the Aria Resort and Casino.

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