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Strip shooting suspect Harris expected in court Monday

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Updated: 5/06/2013 5:54 am

Ammar Harris, the accused Strip Shooter is due in court Monday in Las Vegas. He is scheduled to appear before a judge after being indicted last month on three murder charges. The charges stem from the February shooting and fiery crash that ended in three deaths on the Las Vegas Strip.

The incident was captured on dash cam video obtained exclusively by News 3.

Police say Ammar Harris and Kenny Cherry Junior got into an altercation in the valet at the Aria Hotel and Casino.

According to police, that then spilled over onto the strip. Police say Harris, driving a Range Rover pulled alongside Cherry, driving a Maserati, and fired a shot, striking Cherry.

The dashcam video from a cab behind the two cars shows the fiery crash that killed Cherry Junior, cab driver Michael Boldon and Boldon's passenger Sandra Sutton-Wasmund of Washington State.

Harris was on the run for weeks after the crash.

He finally turned up in Los Angeles and fought extradition but was brought back to Las Vegas last month.

Boldon's brother, Tehran says he has little sympathy for Harris.

“That man is just an urban terrorist. You talk about the war on drugs and the Al Qaeda, he's the Al Qaeda for me and my family,” Boldon said.

Harris could face the death penalty in this case, but before any decision is made,  a special death penalty committee of senior prosecutors will figure out how to move forward. 

The committee will have 30 days to talk the case over and hear Harris' attorneys argue against the death penalty, but the final say will come from District Attorney Steve Wolfson. 

“The fact that so many people were put at risk; the fact that three people lost their lives and many more people could have been injured is a factor that comes into play,” Wolfson said.

We reached out to those who knew Sandra Sutton-Wasmund and they did not want to be interviewed. One close friend said, “Our hearts are still broken and anything we say won’t bring her back.”



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