Kenny Clutch

Police say they have found Kenny Clutch's killer.

A suspect in the rapper's Feb. 21 shooting death on the Las Vegas Strip was arrested as part of a joint LAPD-FBI task force today in Los Angeles, E! News has confirmed.

Authorities say that Ammar Harris has been identified as the man who argued with Clutch (born Kenneth Cherry Jr.) outside the Aria Hotel, then moments later opened fire into the Maserati being driven by Clutch, causing the aspiring hip-hop star to lose control of the sports car and crash into a cab. The taxi then burst into flames; the driver and a passenger were killed. Cherry later died of his injuries; a passenger in his car survived.

Officers tracked Harris to a North Hollywood apartment, where he was taken into custody without incident.

"We had an idea of where he was," Lt. Ray Steiber of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, told reporters at a news conference Thursday afternoon. "We received hundreds and hundreds of tips. Not all were good...Mr. Harris is in custody, and that's where we hope to keep him."

Per the L.A. District Attorney's Office, Harris is due in court March 4 on a fugitive warrant to face extradition back to Vegas.

A criminal complaint was filed by the Las Vegas District Attorney's Office last Friday charging Harris with three counts of murder and a count apiece of attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a vehicle and discharging a firearm out of a vehicle.

Vegas DA Steve Wolson said at the news conference that his office is still considering upgrading the charges to capital murder, which carries the possibility of the death penalty.

"I can't imagine anything much more serious than firing a weapon from a moving vehicle into another moving vehicle on a corner such as Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo," Wolfson said. "That is reckless disregard for human life, and there are certain consequences when you engage in that kind of behavior."

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