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DA: More Charges Could be Filed in Strip Shooting Case

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LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas law enforcement officials repeated the warning given last week that criminal activity will not be tolerated in the valley.

During a news conference Thursday afternoon to provide information on the arrest of Ammar Harris, 26, in Los Angeles earlier in the day, Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said the Feb. 21 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip does not reflect the values of the people who live and work in Las Vegas.

"If you act like this person … we will find you, we will prosecute you and we will send you to prison," Gillespie said.

Police had been searching for Harris since last Thursday. According to police, Harris fired shots from his black Range Rover at 27-year-old Kenneth Cherry Jr. as the two were driving in separate vehicles on the Las Vegas Strip. Cherry was struck by gunfire and killed. His Maserati crashed into other vehicles, including a taxi cab which exploded, killing 62-year-old Michael Boldon and his passenger Sandra Sutton-Wasmund.

Metro homicide Lt. Ray Steiber led the case and said detectives handled the case like any other; the only notable exception being that it happened in the tourist corridor.

He said detectives have spoken with the three other people riding in the Range Rover at the time of the shooting, He said Harris was the only shooter and charges are not expected to be filed against the other three.

According to the FBI in Los Angeles, the person who was with Harris in a North Hollywood apartment when he was arrested has not been arrested but has been detained for questioning.

When Harris was told to come out by law enforcement officers in Los Angeles, he did so without any problems, Steiber said.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said is he relieved Harris has been arrested and said other charges could be filed, depending on the outcome of the investigation, which remains ongoing.

"Mr. Harris is like none other that I've seen," Wolfson said, adding that the shooting from one moving car into another displayed recklessness and a disregard for human life.

"Thank God only three people lost their lives," Wolfson said. "It could have been much worse."

Harris is being held in a Los Angeles jail where he awaits extradition proceedings. According to the FBI, he is expected to be in a Los Angeles area court on Monday for an arraignment.

 

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