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Vegas Strip shooting: Police identify suspect (VIDEO)

The Vegas Strip shooting suspect was identified by police as Ammar Harris, who has an extensive and violent arrest history.

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Ammar Harris, 26, is being sought by police in connection with a shooting on the Las Vegas strip that resulted in a fiery crash that killed three. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department/Courtesy)

Police have identified a suspect in the deadly shooting and car crash on the Las Vegas Strip last week.

Officers told the Oakland Tribune they are looking for 26-year-old Ammar Harris, who they believed fired the shots in the incident early Thursday.

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Harris has an extensive and violent arrest history in Las Vegas, including kidnapping, sexual assault and robbery charges.

He also goes by Ammar Asim Faruq Harris and variations of that name.

Authorities also impounded Harris' black Range Rover SUV as evidence in the case, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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Police believe Harris got into an argument with an aspiring California rapper known as 'Kenny Clutch" at a valet stand and later shot Clutch, whose real name is Kenneth Cherry Jr., as they were both driving, the Times reported.

The shooting resulted in a collision that killed a taxi driver and his passenger, CNN reported.

Harris is described as a 5-foot-11, 180-pound black man with brown hair, brown eyes and several distinct tattoos, including a heart-shaped one below his right eye and a large owl on his neck, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

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