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Police identify suspect in Strip shooting that led to deaths of 3 people

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Metro Police released this picture of a Range Rover believed to have been used in a shooting and collision that killed three people.

Updated Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 | 9:05 p.m.

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Ammar Harris is sought in connection with the deaths of three people on the Strip on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.

Metro Police have identified a suspect and found the car used in the deadly shooting on the Strip on Thursday morning that resulted in a multivehicle crash and three deaths.

Ammar Harris, 26, is suspected of shooting and killing Kenneth Cherry Jr. from a black Range Rover on the Strip near Flamingo Road, police said in a news release Saturday. Police found the Range Rover on Saturday afternoon at the Meridian apartments on Flamingo Road near Koval Lane.

Harris is described as a 5-foot-11, 180-pound black man with brown hair, brown eyes and several distinct tattoos, including a heart-shaped one below his right eye and a large owl on his neck.

Police believe the shooting occurred after a verbal altercation between Cherry and Harris at the Aria valet area. The argument led to a chase on the Strip between men in a black Range Rover and Cherry in a Maserati with a passenger.

After Cherry was shot and killed, his car crashed into a multiple vehicles, including a taxi that exploded on impact at Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road. The taxi driver and a passenger in the taxi were killed.

Police said Harris also goes by the name Ammar Asim Faruq Harris and has an extensive criminal history. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Police urge anyone with information regarding Harris’ whereabouts to call the Metro Police homicide division at (702) 828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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