A Nevada jury decided on the death penalty for 29-year-old Ammar Asim Faruq Harris, the Associated Press reports. Harris was found guilty last month in a fatal shooting and fiery car crash that left three people dead on the Las Vegas strip in 2013.
The jury learned that he argued with a man at a hip-hop concert at the Aria resort, and viewed taxi dashboard video showing shots fired from a black Range Rover with Harris at the wheel into a Maserati on neon-lit Las Vegas Boulevard.
Although police found no gun in the wrecked Maserati, and no bullet holes were found in the Range Rover, Harris’ lawyers maintained the shooting was self-defense.
Aspiring rapper Kenneth Wayne Cherry Jr. died in the Maserati. A passenger, Freddy Walters, was wounded. The sports car then crashed into a taxi that erupted in flames, killing cab driver Michael Boldon and passenger Sandra Sutton-Wasmund of Maple Valley, Washington.
“What happened that night is not an aberration,” Prosecutor David Stanton said. “It is consistent with who Ammar Harris is as an adult.”