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Prosecutors seek death penalty for pimp charged in shooting and fatal crash on Las Vegas Strip

FILE - This 2012 file booking photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Ammar Harris. Harris is due for arraignment in state court in a shooting and fiery crash that killed three people on the Las Vegas Strip and felony sex assault charges in a 2010 rape case. The self-described pimp could face the death penalty in the Feb. 21 carnage on the Strip, although prosecutors have not made a decision yet. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, File)

FILE - This 2012 file booking photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Ammar Harris. Harris is due for arraignment in state court in a shooting and fiery crash that killed three people on the Las Vegas Strip and felony sex assault charges in a 2010 rape case. The self-described pimp could face the death penalty in the Feb. 21 carnage on the Strip, although prosecutors have not made a decision yet. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, File)  (The Associated Press)

Las Vegas prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a self-described pimp charged in a shooting and fiery crash that killed three people on the Strip.

Ammar Asim Faruq Harris was arrested Feb. 28 in Los Angeles and is jailed in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/12hcumo ) the district attorney filed the notice of intent to seek the death penalty Wednesday after a special panel reviewed the case and recommended that action.

Harris was arrested a week after the pre-dawn crash in which he's accused of shooting out of a black Range Rover into a Maserati sports car, mortally wounding driver Kenneth Wayne Cherry Jr.

The Maserati crashed into a taxi that exploded into flames, killing cab driver Michael Boldon and passenger Sandra Sutton-Wasmund, of Maple Valley, Wash.

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Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com