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Strip shooting suspect appears in LA courtroom, identity hearing set

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Posted at 11:54 AM, Mar 04, 2013
and last updated 2015-10-09 19:19:14-04

A man named as the suspect in a shooting and fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip made his first appearance in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday.

The hearing lasted only about a minute, resulting in the judge scheduling an a March 14 hearing to determine if the man is, in fact, Ammar Harris, the 26-year-old sought in the Feb. 21 violence that left three dead.

Harris did not speak during the hearing, nor was a plea entered.  He was represented by a public defender during the first step toward extraditing him to Nevada.

Sources inside the courtroom said Harris appeared to be wearing the same clothes he was arrested in last week.

Harris is accused of firing a gun out of a moving Range Rover on the Las Vegas Strip early the morning of February 21, killing Kenneth Cherry Jr. and causing a crash that killed cab driver Michael Boldon and his passenger, Sandi Sutton.

Boldon's brother was in court on Monday morning, saying he hopes Harris is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.