Strip Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Las Vegas Police have named Ammar Harris the suspect in the February 21st shooting on the strip.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 27-year-old self-described pimp accused of killing three people in a shooting and fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts against him.

Ammar Asim Faruq Harris appeared Monday in Clark County District Court on murder and attempted murder charges in the Feb. 21 shooting and crash.

Harris told the judge earlier in the morning that he planned to plead guilty, but his lawyer said that would be a mistake. Harris later returned and entered not guilty pleas.

The pre-dawn shooting and crash killed the driver of a Maserati and two people in a taxi that exploded in flames.

Harris was arrested a week later in Los Angeles.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the case.

Trial is set for Sept. 9.