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Cab Companies Hope Reward Leads to Strip Shooting Suspect

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LAS VEGAS -- The stakes are raised against Strip shooting suspect Ammar Harris as local cab companies have pooled $35,000 in hopes of getting him behind bars.

It's been five days as Metro Police are not any closer in finding Harris.

Metro Police detectives have released new information including the search for another person who is connected to the shooting. 

The reward could grow as more cab companies throw their money in hopes someone will come forward with information on Harris' whereabouts. 

A YouTube video features Ammar Harris holding up a stack of $100 dollar bills in his bathroom and brags about the money. Harris doesn't explain how or where he got the money, but said he wants to make sure people know how successful he's become

Metro Police detectives said he's the one that fired on rapper and known pimp Kenny Cherry last week on the strip and killed two people in the process.

Investigators are revealing more about that night with a recent mugshot of Yenesis Alfonso, who also goes by Tineesha Lashun Howard. Metro Police said she was in Harris' Range Rover when the shooting happened.

According to court documents, Howard is a known prostitute with several run-ins with authorities.

Howard was busted twice in prostitution stings on the strip offering up sex to undercover cops and is listed as missing or endangered according to police in Florida.

While the search for both Harris and Howard continues to grow, the Las Vegas taxicab industry across southern Nevada is posting a reward.

"We are desperate to catch this criminal and we're putting up $35,000 to do so," Whittlesea President Brent Bell said. "It's devastating to everyone in the cab industry, all of our drivers, even though mister Boldon didn't drive for my company, we don't look at this a desert cab problem, we look at this as an industry problem, it's a city problem, it's a tourism problem and we're desperate to get this crime solved."

Local cab companies said the shooting goes beyond just affecting those directly involved as it touched the entire industry in the Las Vegas valley.

Yenesis Howard is not a suspect, but a person of interest and hasn't been seen since the shooting.

The reward is separate from Crimestoppers and Metro Police with the money put into a trust going to anyone who has information that leads to the arrest of Ammar Harris.

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