The suspect in a triple homicide that occurred on the Las Vegas Strip, who can be seen bragging about life in the fast lane on YouTube, has quieted his horn-blowing after being arrested in Los Angeles.
Ammar Harris was nabbed a week after he allegedly opened fire on a Maserati driven by a rapper named Kenneth Wayne Cherry Jr. at a busy intersection on the Strip. Cherry’s vehicle then slammed into a taxi cab and exploded, killing Cherry, the taxi driver and his female passenger. Witnesses say Harris and Cherry were seen arguing in the valet area of the Aria resort on the Strip minutes before the shooting.
Harris was arrested at a woman’s apartment in Studio City by federal agents and police, but Las Vegas authorities are expected to enter into extradition proceedings so that the suspect will face charges in Nevada. Harris is an ex-convict with a rap sheet that includes drug possession and illegal possession of a firearm. Las Vegas authorities attempted to convict him on several other charges including robbery, sexual assault and kidnapping in 2010, but the case was dismissed.
The suspect was known to be very active on several social media websites including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. He openly boasted of being a pimp and even posted his mug shots from previous arrests.
Charges have yet to be filed in the case and the investigation is ongoing. Witnesses say there were three women riding with Harris when he allegedly opened fire on the Strip and all three have been located and interviewed by police. There is a possibility that they may be called to testify against Harris, although none have been charged with a crime.
Cherry also had a passenger in his Maserati, and although he has not been identified police say he is cooperating fully with the investigation.