A man charged with murder and other counts in a shooting and fiery crash last month on the Las Vegas Strip was ordered today to remain jailed without bail in Los Angeles while he awaits extradition to Nevada.
After examining photographs and fingerprints, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Shelly Torrealba said she determined that Ammar Harris is "the same individual" being sought by the state of Nevada.
Deputy Public Defender Mearl Lottman told the judge that the defense was requesting a warrant from Nevada's governor seeking permission to extradite the 26-year-old defendant, who was arrested Feb. 28 at an apartment complex in Studio City.
The judge noted that the prosecution had 90 days to obtain the governor's warrant, and set an April 12 status hearing.
Authorities allege that Harris opened fire from a Range Rover on Oakland- based rap artist Kenny Clutch, legally known as Kenneth Wayne Cherry, who was driving a Maserati. The two apparently got into an argument earlier at the Aria hotel and casino.
The fatally wounded Clutch crashed the Maserati into a cab that burst into flames, killing taxi driver Michael Boldon and passenger Sandra Sutton- Wasmund.
Harris is charged in Clark County, Nev., with 11 counts, including three counts of murder with use of a deadly weapon, one count of attempted murder, two counts of discharging a firearm at or into a vehicle and five counts of discharging a firearm out of a motor vehicle, according to a criminal complaint filed in Nevada on Feb. 22.city