LAS VEGAS -- The Metro Police department is promising to arrest anyone who aids and abets the suspect wanted in connection with the killing of three people on the Las Vegas Strip last week.
During a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Metro Capt. Chris Jones said homicide detectives are certain Ammar Harris, 26, is the person in a black Range Rover who fired the shot that killed Kenneth Cherry Jr. while he was driving his Maserati on Las Vegas Boulevard.
After Cherry was shot, he sped through the Flamingo Road intersection, hitting a taxi cab, causing the cab to explode into flames.
The driver, Michael Boldon, 62, and Sandra Sutton Wasmund, 48, died of multiple blunt force injuries. All three deaths were ruled a homicide.
Police investigators said wherever Harris is, they will find him as he has an extensive criminal past that spans thousands of miles. Records show Harris has ties to places in Georgia near the Atlanta area.
"To anyone who is aware of his location or is assisting Ammar Harris in any way … you will be arrested," Jones said. "We are asking you, we are urging you to give us a call."
Jones said the police believe someone knows where Harris is hiding.
He said there were others in the Range Rover with Harris, but police do not believe they fired any shots.
Metro Lt. Ray Steiber said the police department is using every available resource to find Harris.
"From California all the way to Maine, if we have to," he said.
Alex Mazzola is the owner of LVHunters.com. Mazzola is a bounty hunter and former private investigator with experience in tracking people who don't want to be found.
"I want to get to know who they are if they are affiliated with a gang, if they are drug dealers or pimps or what their background is and who they are friends with," Mazzola said.
Private investigators said police are likely painting a picture of exactly who Ammar Harris by looking into everything from past acquaintances and contacting family members to figuring out his habits.
Anyone with information of the whereabouts of Ammar Harris are asked to call Metro at 702-828-3111. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
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