Judge rules on identity of Strip shooting suspect
The man that police say is responsible for the shooting on the Las Vegas Strip exactly three weeks ago appeared in front of a Los Angeles judge today.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The man that police say is responsible for the shooting on the Las Vegas Strip exactly three weeks ago appeared in front of a Los Angeles judge today.
The purpose of the appearance was to establish his identity. The hearing was requested by his attorney in a probable attempt to delay extradition to Las Vegas to face three murder charges.
The judge ruled that there was enough evidence to prove that the man in front of the court was Ammar Harris. An extradition hearing was scheduled for April 12.
Police say that 26-year-old Ammar Harris opened fire on a Maserati that then caused a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road and killed a taxicab driver and his passenger.
In all, three people died including the driver of the Maserati. He was later arrested at an apartment in Southern California after he fled the state of Nevada.
Meanwhile, people from all over the Las Vegas valley gathered for a fundraiser at the Laugh Factory for the taxicab driver's family.
It was an all-star even featuring comedians Gallagher and George Wallace.
One hundred percent of the proceeds are being donated to the family to help cover funeral expenses and other costs.
The Boldon family has been in the media spotlight since the incident and are grateful for the community's support.
They have also filed a civil lawsuit against Harris.
Action News has a team in Los Angeles this morning and will provide information as soon as it is available on the status of the case.