Death penalty sought in Las Vegas Strip shooting

Ammar Asim Faruq Harris charged

LAS VEGAS - Clark County prosecutors have decided to seek the death penalty for a self-described pimp accused in a shooting and fiery crash that killed three people on the Las Vegas Strip.

Ammar Asim Faruq Harris also faces felony sex assault charges in a 2010 rape case.

The Feb. 21 shooting killed a man driving a Maserati sports car that then slammed into a taxi that burst into flames. Two people in the taxi were killed.

Harris was arrested in Los Angeles and is being held without bail at the Clark County jail.

The Las Vegas Sun reports Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson filed the notice of intent to seek the death penalty on Wednesday after a special panel in the DA's office reviewed the case and recommended that action.

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