Rapper Kenny Clutch killed in Las Vegas shooting
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Details continue to emerge following the fatal shooting and car explosion on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday morning.
A taxi cab burst into flames, killing both people inside. It's the dramatic end to a violent shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.
Las Vegas police said the occupants of a black Range Rover opened fire on two people in a Maserati, killing the driver and causing the car to speed through a red light at Flamingo and collided with the cab.
The attorney of Kenneth Cherry Jr., also known as Kenny Clutch the rapper, confirmed to Action News, Clutch was the driver of the Maserati and was killed in the shooting.
Attorney Vicki Greco said she was devastated when she got the call about Cherry at 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning. She said Cherry's YouTube videos and music represent a person, rapper Kenny Clutch.
Greco said she knew the man beneath the dreads and behind the mask and that for nearly over a decade, his biggest legal troubles were a few traffic tickets.
She also warned people against rushing to judgment and to remember that her friend was a victim of a violent and senseless act.
In one of his music videos, Clutch is seen in what's believed to be the Maserati from the crime scene.
Supporters of Clutch are tweeting their condolences.
Because of the events Thursday morning, one of the newest headliners on the Las Vegas Strip postponed his arrival.
Cee Lo Green originally planned to make a grand entrance Thursday night. But, out of respect for the victims, he's rescheduling the event.
Green's first show runs next week at Planet Hollywood.