Las Vegas Shooting Suspect Arrested In Los Angeles

Las Vegas shooting suspect Ammar Harris has been arrested in Los Angeles. The felon has been sought in connection with a shooting and crash that killed three people last week.

Las Vegas Police Caprain Chris Jones announced Harris’ arrest, saying the man was taken into custody by police and federal agents on Thursday.

The 26-year-old has been described as a pimp and was the subject of a multi-state manhunt, reports The Associated Press.

Police believe Ammar Harris fired more than five shorts into a Maserati sports car, killing a self-promoted rapper. The two reportedly argued earlier in the valet area of a Las Vegas Strip resort.

The Maserati then crashed into a taxi, killing the driver and a businesswoman inside. The rapper, Wayne Cherry Jr., along with the taxi driver and businesswoman, died when the taxi cab burst into flames.

The woman was Sandra Sutton-Wasmund of Maple Valley, Washington. The taxi driver’s name was Michael Boldon.

Yahoo! News notes that police found the passengers of the SUV Harris was driving and interviewed them.

They interviewed two of the women earlier in the week, then interviewed Tineesha Lashun Howard, who was found in another state, on Wednesday. Howard also goes by the name of Yenesis Alfonzo and has a history of prostitution arrests.

Ammar Harris has also been arrested before in connection with a prostitution case. The arrest came in Las Vegas in 2010 when the suspect used the name Ammar Asim Faruz Harris. He was charged with robbery, sexual assault, kidnapping, and coercion with a weapon.

The court case was dismissed last June. Before that, Harris was convicted in South Carolina in 2004 of felony possession with intent to sell a stolen weapon. He was also convicted that same year of a misdemeanor for marijuana possession.

It is not clear when the Las Vegas shooting suspect will be extradited from Los Angeles to Vegas.