Suspect in Vegas Strip gun battle arrested in L.A.

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Ammar-HarrisLOS ANGELES — A suspect sought in connection with a shooting and crash on the Las Vegas strip that left three people dead last week has been arrested in Los Angeles, police said.

Ammar Harris, 26, was taken into custody by FBI agents and Los Angeles police in the San Fernando Valley around midday, Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith told the Los Angeles Times.

Las Vegas police described Harris as “armed and dangerous” with an “extensive and violent criminal history” when they named him as a suspect two days after the Feb. 21 shooting, which officials believe began as a predawn altercation in the valet parking lot of the Aria resort hotel. He is a self-described pimp who was previously arrested on sexual assault and pandering, or pimping, charges, law enforcement sources said.

Police and FBI agents said he was being held on suspicion of murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.


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