Ammar Asim Faruq Harris

Man Responsible for Las Vegas Shootout Indicted; Potentially Facing Death Penalty

(AllHipHop News) A man named Ammar Asim Faruq Harris, accused of shooting up the Vegas strip in February, was extradited to Nevada just a week ago and has now been indicted on murder charges.

Harris was arrested by a fugitive apprehension team of police and FBI agents on Feb. 28 in Studio City, CA, and faces 11 felonies for the Vegas Strip shooting and resulting crash.

Police say that Harris is accused of killing aspiring rapper and pimp Kenny Clutch, born Ken Cherry, after an argument on the at the Aria Hotel and Resort led to fatal shootout in the streets of Las Vegas.

According to an aide of the Clark County District Attorney, Harris was to be returned to Nevada from a Los Angeles County jail by May 10, but Harris was indicted before the end of April and if convicted is facing the death penalty.

The crash on Feb. 21 also killed two people in a taxi, who were struck by Cherry’s car after Harris, a self-described pimp, reportedly fired shots from a Range Rover SUV into Cherry’s Maserati sports car.

The Clark County District Court grand jury also indicted Harris, 27, for robbery and three felony sex assault counts from a 2010 rape case that was thrown out when the victim refused to testify.

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Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson is considering the death penalty for the Las Vegas Strip incident, but had not made a decision and was unavailable for comment.

With both the rape and robbery charges alone, Harris is facing a potential 25 years in prison, not including the shooting on the strip that killed the cab driver, 62-year-old Michael Boldon, and the passenger, Sandra Sutton-Wasmund, 48, of Maple Valley, Washington.

Las Vegas Strip Shootout

(Photo: Erik Lackey, AP)

Kenny Clutch

Rapper/Pimp Kenny Clutch murdered on February 21st


Photos courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

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