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Las Vegas Strip Shooting Update: Ammar Harris, suspected gunman, arrested in LA, police say

This photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Ammar Harris in a booking photo from a 2012 arrest in Las Vegas. Police have identified Harris as a suspect in a shooting that sent a Maserati into a taxi that exploded, killing three people on Feb. 21, 2013 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) Uncredited

Ammar Harris in a booking photo from a 2012 arrest in Las Vegas.
AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
(CBS) -- Ammar Harris, suspect in a Las Vegas Strip shooting and subsequent fiery car crash that left three dead, has been arrested in Los Angeles, according to police

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Las Vegas police Capt. Chris Jones says Ammar Harris, a felon, was arrested Thursday by a team of police and federal agents in Studio City.

The 26-year-old is a self-described pimp who was the subject of a multi-state manhunt following the Feb. 21 gunfire and chain-reaction crash that killed three and injured at least five.

Police say he fired at least five shots into a Maserati sports car, killing aspiring rapper Wayne Cherry Jr. who he argued with earlier in the valet area of a Las Vegas Strip resort.

Mortally wounded, Cherry accelerated and slammed into a taxi cab that burst into flames, killing cab driver Michael Boldon and his passenger, Sandra Sutton-Wasmund of Maple Valley, Washington.

According to CBS Miami, Harris was arrested in Miami Beach last December for reckless driving. Police say he was also cited for driving without a valid license.

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