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Search goes nationwide for deadly Strip shooting suspect

Reported by: Christine Kim
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Updated: 2/26/2013 7:01 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- A nationwide search extending from California to Georgia is on for the prime suspect in Thursday’s shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that led to a crash and took three lives.

Metro police say they are using every available resource to find 26-year-old Ammar Harris.

A warrant is out for his arrest, which means even if Harris is found outside Nevada, he'll be held for Metro.

Harris has a criminal record in Atlanta, where he was arrested on battery and drug charges.

In Las Vegas, he has an extensive record including sexual assault, robbery and kidnapping.

Some of the ex-convict's neighbors at the Meridian Apartments near Flamingo and Paradise are on edge, knowing Harris is still at large. Others are looking to move elsewhere knowing the suspect's vehicle was found Saturday at the complex.

Prosecutors and detectives have made it very clear that anyone helping Harris will be prosecuted.

Harris is charged with three murders. Police believe he shot and killed Kenny Cherry Jr. as they were driving along Las Vegas Boulevard Thursday morning.

That started a chain reaction, causing Cherry's Maserati to hit a cab. The cab exploded, killing the driver, Michael Boldon, and his passenger, Sandi Sutton-Wasmund.

Others were injured in the six-car pileup.

Harris has an owl tattoo on his neck and a heart tattoo underneath his right eye.

As police ask the public to call with any information about Harris, neighbors are hoping the security staff at the complex will prevent Harris from coming back.

Police say Harris was not alone in that black range rover when shots were fired, but they would not elaborate on who else may have been involved.

Police are warning if you do see Harris, do not approach him. He is armed and dangerous. Call 911 or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.
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