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Hearing Delayed for Las Vegas Strip Shootout Suspect

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Ammar Harris is set to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday. Ammar Harris is set to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday.
The crash involved six vehicles and closed the Las Vegas Strip for 15 hours. The crash involved six vehicles and closed the Las Vegas Strip for 15 hours.
A news conference was held with cab driver Michael Boldon's brother. A news conference was held with cab driver Michael Boldon's brother.
Sketch of Ammar Harris in court March 4. Sketch by Mona Edwards Sketch of Ammar Harris in court March 4. Sketch by Mona Edwards
Sketch of Ammar Harris in court March 4. Sketch by Mona Edwards Sketch of Ammar Harris in court March 4. Sketch by Mona Edwards

LOS ANGELES --  Ammar Harris, the man accused of firing gunshots that led to a deadly Las Vegas Strip crash, appeared in a Los Angeles Superior Court Monday morning.

Harris was wearing the same clothes he had on when he was arrested. He is facing extradition from California to Nevada. His Monday hearing was delayed, but he was scheduled for an identify hearing in 10 days.

There were no cameras allowed in the courtroom.

The 26-year-old man was arrested in Los Angeles last Thursday, ending a manhunt that began after the Feb. 21 shootings and crash that killed three people and injured five.

Authorities allege Harris was driving his black Range Rover SUV when he fired at least five shots into a Maserati sports car, killing a man he had argued with minutes earlier in a casino valet area.

The Maserati careened into a taxi that exploded in a fireball. The cab driver and his passenger were killed.

Authorities obtained a warrant for his arrest on murder, attempted murder and shooting charges a day later.

The brother of taxicab driver Michael Boldon, who was among those killed, attended the court hearing.

Tehran Boldon held up a photograph of his brother and pledged to stay in Los Angeles until Harris is extradited to Nevada.

"How do I explain ... to my brother's 3-year-old grandson that Pop Pop will not be picking him up at the airport?" Boldon said. "What does he know about the Second Amendment?"

Boldon pleaded with state and federal lawmakers to pass more restrictive gun control laws. He said he believes it would have prevented his brother's killing. He added that he supports Nevada Assemblyman William Horne's gun control bill being debated in the state's capitol this month.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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