Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Office of Public Information
400-B S. Martin L. King Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89106
Office (702) 828-3394 Fax (702) 828-1550
February 23, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director Carla Alston
Sgt. John Sheahan
Officer Bill Cassell
Officer Marcus Martin
Officer Laura Meltzer
Officer Jose Hernandez
LAS VEGAS STRIP MURDER SUSPECT IDENTIFIED,
VEHICLE LOCATED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT AREA APARTMENT COMPLEX, The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has identified the person believed to be responsible for the deadly shooting and the resulting vehicle collision that
resulted in two additional deaths that occurred on Las Vegas Boulevard on Thursday, February 21, 2013.
The person police suspect fired the shots is now identified as 26 year old Ammar Harris. Harris is a black male adult who is 5’ 11” 180 lbs, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Harris goes by the name of Ammar Asim Faruq Harris, and variations of that name. Harris’ photograph accompanies this release. A photograph of the vehicle is also attached.
At approximately 4:20 a.m. on February 21, LVMPD Officers responded to the intersection of Flamingo Road and South Las Vegas Boulevard to investigate reports of a multivehicle collision. Arriving officers determined the deadly collision was caused by a vehicle which abruptly entered the intersection after being involved in an altercation during which shots were fired.
The altercation is believed to have originated in the valet parking area of a nearby hotel. Ammar Harris, the driver of a Black Range Rover, discharged several rounds from a firearm into a Maserati driven by Kenneth Cherry. Both vehicles continued Northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard. The Maserati entered the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, causing a multi-car collision. One of the vehicles involved was a taxi cab which caught fire following the collision.