A suspect has been identified in the Las Vegas shooting that claimed three lives on Thursday. Police have named Ammar Harris as the alleged shooter, a man with previous arrests for kidnapping, sexual assault and soliciting clients for a prostitute.
Harris is still at large and Las Vegas police are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact their homicide division.
According to police reports, Harris, 26, was involved in an argument with Kenneth Cherry Jr., also known as rapper Kenny Clutch, and fired at Cherry’s Maserati sports car when it stopped at a red light. Cherry accelerated into the intersection and struck a taxi, which burst into flames on impact. Cherry was killed along with the cab’s driver, Michael Boldon, and a female passenger.
Boldon, 62, was a new grandfather, and had recently moved to Las Vegas. His sister, Carolyn Jean Trimble, spoke to ABC News after the incident.
“He came to live with me in Las Vegas last year to help take care of our mother, and the first day he got here he said, ‘I have to get a job.’ The second day, I came home from work, and he said he got a job,” Trimble said.
“He says, ‘You’ll never guess what it is,’ and I said, ‘what?’ and he said, ‘taxi cab driver,’ and we both fell out laughing,” she continued. “He loved that job. He never complained. He’d come home and tell me stories about what happened, who he picked up.”
Cherry, who originally came from Oakland, was leaving an event at Haze nightclub featuring rapper French Montana. Despite his gangster rap style, his family maintains that he was no thug. Family members told the Los Angeles Times, Cherry had a kind heart.
“I can tell you this … the world has lost a good man,” his aunt, Pat Sims said. “I’m not saying he didn’t have his faults, but he was very kind, especially to older people. Whatever happened in Vegas, I don’t know about. But he was a very kind soul.”
No arrest has been made in the case, but police are asking anyone with information about the shooting or Harris to contact them.