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Las Vegas Strip Shooting Update: Suspect Ammar Harris refuses to waive extradition

Ammar Harris File,AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Ammar Harris
File,AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Ammar Harris, the suspect is a Las Vegas Strip shooting and deadly car crash that claimed three lives, has refused to waive extradition from California to Nevada.

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At a hearing Thursday in Los Angeles, Harris' public defender asked that authorities produce a governor's warrant to authorize the 26-year-old suspect's removal to Nevada.

Superior Court Judge Shelly Torrealba scheduled a status hearing for April 12. Officials have 90 days to secure the warrant.

Officials from Clark County, Nev., were in court and said they would return when Harris is approved for extradition.

Harris is suspected of firing fatal shots from his Range Rover into a Maserati driven by Kenneth Wayne Cherry, an aspiring rapper who called himself Kenny Clutch.

The men were said to have argued outside a hotel. Cab driver Michael Boldon, 62, died in a fiery chain reaction car crash set off when the shooting occurred.

After Cherry was shot, his car careened into the taxi and exploded. Cherry, Boldon and taxi passenger Sandra Sutton-Wasmund., 48, of Maple Valley, Wash., were killed.

Harris was arrested in Los Angeles after a weeklong manhunt that began following the Feb. 21 shooting and crash that also injured five people.

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