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Death penalty sought in Ammar Harris case

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Ammar Harris is booked into the Clark County Detention Center. (File/Source: LVMPD) Ammar Harris is booked into the Clark County Detention Center. (File/Source: LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Prosecutors said Wednesday they will seek the death penalty for the man accused in a shooting and crash on the Las Vegas Strip that killed three people.

Ammar Harris is charged with three counts of murder in connection with the Feb. 21 shooting that killed Kenneth "Kenny Clutch" Cherry. Cherry's vehicle then crashed into a taxi, which burst into flames, killing cab driver Michael Boldon and passenger Sandra Sutton-Wasmund.

Harris, who police said fled the scene, was arrested in North Hollywood, CA, a week after the shooting.

Harris had charges dropped in Las Vegas Justice Court on April 29 after a grand jury indicted the 27-year-old on charges in the shooting.

On Tuesday, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson announced he will file a notice of intent to seek the death penalty for Harris.

Harris has asked for a public defender.

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