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Former officer says Strip shooting suspect's days are numbered

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A picture posted to one of Ammar Harris' social media accounts shows the Strip shooting suspect behind the wheel of a boat. A picture posted to one of Ammar Harris' social media accounts shows the Strip shooting suspect behind the wheel of a boat.
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

For nearly a week, police have been searching nationwide for the suspect in a deadly shooting and wreck on the Las Vegas Strip.

FOX5 spoke with a former Las Vegas Metro lieutenant who said suspect Ammar Harris' days of running could be nearing an end.

"The pressure is on now. So he is holed up like a little rat, if you will," former Metro Officer Randy Sutton said.

Sutton has seen his share of investigations and manhunts. He said that each day that passes makes things more difficult for Harris.

"The longer it goes, the higher the reward goes, the less people he's going to be able to trust and the more paranoid he's going to become," Sutton said.

There is currently a $35,000 reward for the capture and conviction of Harris, who Metro police believe fired the deadly shot that killed a man and led to the deaths of two others.

Harris frequently posted about his lifestyle as a pimp on social networking sites. His Twitter account was deleted, but FOX5 was able to recover several photos which depict weapons, cash and even a shot of Harris driving a boat.

"They got to catch this bad guy because the amount of lives that he has impacted from those who were lost plus the perception that this happened on the Las Vegas Strip in the morning is not good for the city," said FOX5 legal analyst Bob Massi.

Sutton said it will be difficult for Harris to stay off the grid much longer.

"It takes a lot of money to disappear, a lot of money. And unless he's got a huge reserve of cash, he can only stay hidden for a very limited period of time," Sutton said.

Harris' social networking accounts show he spent a lot of time in Las Vegas and in Miami. Miami police would not say if they are actively searching for Harris, however.

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