Alleged Vegas shooter, lawyer disagree on plea
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 27-year-old self-described pimp accused of killing three people in a shooting and fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip says he wants to plead guilty in the case.
Ammar Asim Faruq Harris appeared Monday in Clark County District Court on murder and attempted murder charges in the Feb. 21 shooting and crash.
His lawyer asked that the official plea be postponed, saying a guilty plea would be a mistake and Harris needed a competency evaluation to ensure he understood what he was doing.
The pre-dawn shooting and crash killed the driver of a Maserati sports car and two people in a taxi that exploded in flames.
Harris was arrested a week later in Los Angeles.
Prosecutors say they're seeking the death penalty in the case.