Las Vegas: Taxi industry offers reward for Ammar Harris

Ammar Harris Believed Responsible in Shooting at Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas: Taxi industry offers reward for Ammar HarrisThe Las Vegas Taxicab Industry has made a monetary donation to a Reward Trust in an attempt to assist in the apprehension, arrest and conviction of Ammar Harris, suspect of 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. Ammar Harris is currently wanted for 3 counts of homicide and is considered armed and dangerous.

Brent Bell of the Las Vegas Taxicab Industry will address the media to discuss details of
the reward being offered. LVMPD Homicide Commander Chris Jones will also be present during the briefing. The briefing will take place today, February 26, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in front of building “B” of the LVMPD Headquarters campus located at 400 South Martin L. King Boulevard. All media outlets are invited to attend. The Reward Trust mentioned in this release is not being facilitated or promoted by or through Crime Stoppers of Nevada, Inc. or the Las Vegas Metropolitan

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 multi- vehicle 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.

The driver of the taxi cab and the cab’s passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene. Both the driver and passenger of the Maserati were transported to the UMC Trauma where the driver was pronounced deceased. Additionally, three occupants of other vehicles involved in this event were transported to area hospitals with minor to moderate injuries.

Harris has an extensive and violent criminal history and is considered to be armed and dangerous. He has Las Vegas: Taxi industry offers reward for Ammar Harrisseveral distinctive tattoos including a heart shaped tattoo below his right eye, and a large owl tattoo on his neck

Police Department. Persons wishing to be eligible for the mentioned reward must meet the eligibility requirements of the Reward Trust. To obtain the terms of the Reward Trust such inquiry should be directed to Jeffery Burr, Ltd. – Phone (702) 433-4455.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit www.CrimeStoppersOfNV.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers of Nevada, Inc. may result in a cash reward from Crime Stoppers of Nevada.

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