Las Vegas suspect apprehended in North Hollywood
Ammar Asim Faruq Harris
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Ammar Asim Faruq Harris, 26, the suspect in a shooting and crash that left three people dead last week in Las Vegas, has been arrested in Los Angeles, the FBI said Thursday.
FBI spokeswoman Lourdes Arocho said Harris was apprehended by the FBI and the Los Angeles Police Department Fugitive Task Force at noon in the North Hollywood section of the city.
Harris, who police said has an extensive criminal history, was considered armed and dangerous.
Police said Tuesday they are looking for a woman in connection to a fatal shooting and crash on the Las Vegas Strip that left three people dead.
They are calling 22-year-old Tineesha Lashun Howard, aka Yenesis Alfonso, a “person of interest.”
“She’s not considered a suspect,” said Laura Meltzer, a spokeswoman with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. “She’s somebody detectives would like to speak to in connection with this event.”
LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Police are on an “intense” and “extremely focused” nationwide manhunt for the occupants of a black Range Rover at the center of a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that claimed three lives.
The incident involved a Maserati that was shot at and subsequently crashed into a taxi, which caught fire.
The driver of the Maserati, whom family identified as Kenneth Cherry Jr., died at a hospital. The taxi driver and a passenger also died.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif.—A Canyon Country man who was sought in connection with the slaying of his wife was found dead on the outskirts of Las Vegas, the result of suicide, authorities said today.
The body of 59-year-old Dusan Klein was discovered by hikers Thursday evening, said Deputy Mark Pope of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A Hollywood studio and the mother of Tupac Shakur have dropped their lawsuits against each other concerning the rights to do a film project on the late rapper's life story.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard E. Rico on Feb. 8 granted a motion by lawyers for Morgan Creek Productions and Afeni Shakur asking that the cases be dismissed.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Authorities today served warrants and conducted probation compliance checks in the Palmdale, South Los Angeles and Hawthorne areas targeting a tagging crew that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to buses and Metro trains.
Investigators served 17 arrest warrants and conducted six probation compliance checks, culminating a six-month investigation of the BDSK tagging crew, Lt. Vince Carter of the Sheriff's Transit Services Bureau said. Some arrests were made, and the operation was ongoing, Carter said.