Shooting suspect won't be extradited yet

Updated: Tuesday, March 5 2013, 09:10 AM EST
 Shooting suspect won
LOS ANGELES (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The man accused of a deadly shooting that sparked a fiery crash on the Vegas strip won't be extradited to Nevada just yet.

Ammar Harris appeared in a Los Angeles courthouse Monday. He was arrested last week in North Hollywood.

Police say he is responsible for shooting and killing aspiring rapper Kenny Cherry.

After being struck by a bullet Cherry lost control of his car and struck a cab, which caught fire.

The driver and passenger were killed in the explosion.

Harris was expected to be extradited to Nevada after the hearing, but instead Harris delayed the trial, saying the court needs to positively identify him as the man police are searching for.

Family of the cab driver said he won't let a technicality stand in the way of getting justice.

"He can run, but he can't hide. I believe in the state of Nevada and I trust that Las Vegas will make sure that Mr. Harris is returned to the jurisdiction where he'll be served best, and that's the state of Nevada," said Tehran Boldon, the victim's brother.

The Las Vegas District Attorney said he's considering seeking the death penalty for Harris, saying Harris showed complete disregard for human life when he opened fire on one of the busiest streets in the nation.

Shooting suspect won't be extradited yet
comments powered by Disqus

U.S. | World News

Washington Times