LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown denied parole on Friday for a member of the Manson Family cult who was sentenced to life in prison for two murders in the 1970s, saying that he remained a danger to the public.
In rejecting parole for Bruce Davis, who is now 70, Brown reversed the decision of a state parole board that had found him eligible for release after his 27th parole hearing last October.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A man accused of gunning down an aspiring rapper as he drove on the Las Vegas Strip last week, touching off a fiery car crash that also killed two other people, was arrested in Los Angeles on Thursday after an exhaustive multi-state manhunt.
Ammar Harris, 26, surrendered at an apartment in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles after it was surrounded by members of a joint Los Angeles police and FBI task force, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Ray Steiber said.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A man accused of gunning down an aspiring rapper killed as he drove his Maserati on the Las Vegas Strip last week has been arrested in Southern California, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said on Thursday.
Kenneth Wayne Cherry Jr., 27, was fatally wounded in the shooting, and his silver Maserati veered into a taxicab, killing the driver and his passenger when it exploded into flames. Cherry performed under the name “Kenny Clutch.”
By Dan Whitcomb
(Reuters) – Police identified a 22-year-old woman on Tuesday as a “person of interest” in the slaying of an aspiring rapper who was shot and killed while driving his Maserati on the Las Vegas strip and for the deaths of two more people in a fiery crash that followed.
Las Vegas police said Tineesha Lashun Howard was riding in a black Range Rover with prime suspect Ammar Harris when he opened fire early on the Maserati being driven by 27-year-old Kenneth Wayne Cherry Jr. before dawn on Thursday.
By Dan Whitcomb
(Reuters) – The prime suspect in the slaying of an aspiring rapper who was shot and killed while driving a Maserati on the Las Vegas Strip has a long criminal history, with prior arrests on charges that include robbery, sexual assault and kidnapping, police said on Monday.
Four days after the shooting touched off a fiery pre-dawn crash at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip that also killed a taxi driver and his passenger, police said they were now seeking help from the public in finding 26-year-old Ammar Harris.
By Dan Whitcomb
(Reuters) – The prime suspect in the death of an aspiring rapper shot and killed while driving a Maserati on the Las Vegas Strip has a lengthy criminal history with prior arrests on charges including robbery, sexual assault and kidnapping, police said on Monday.
Authorities have identified Ammar Harris, 26, as the man they believe opened fire from behind the wheel of his luxury sport utility vehicle on Kenneth Wayne Cherry Jr., 27, on the heart of the Las Vegas strip.
By Dan Whitcomb
(Reuters) – A multi-state manhunt was under way on Friday for the men who shot dead an aspiring rapper as he drove on the Las Vegas Strip in a Maserati, touching off a fiery crash that killed a cab driver and his passenger.
Las Vegas police have not named any suspects in the dramatic pre-dawn shooting in the heart of the desert resort city on Thursday, but said they were still hunting for a black Range Rover used in the incident.
LOS ANGELES, Feb 22 (Reuters) – The autopsy of a 21-year-old
Canadian student found dead in a water tank atop a historic Los
Angeles hotel turned up no fatal wounds, offering no clear
answers to her puzzling last days and death, coroner’s officials
said on Friday.
The inconclusive finding means that further tests must be
conducted to determine a cause of death for Elisa Lam, who went
missing from the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles under
suspicious circumstances in late January.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A body found in a large water tank on top of a downtown Los Angeles hotel on Tuesday may belong to a 21-year-old Canadian woman who went missing under suspicious circumstances while staying there late last month, police said.
Elisa Lam, a student from Vancouver, British Columbia, who was visiting Southern California on her own, was last seen at the Cecil Hotel on January 31. Los Angeles Police detectives had characterized her disappearance as suspicious.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A gunman thought to be a fugitive ex-cop shot and killed one police officer and wounded another in a gun fight with sheriff’s deputies who tracked him down to a mountain cabin northeast of Los Angeles on Tuesday, police said.
Authorities said they presumed the shooter to be former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, 33, who is suspected of a revenge-fueled killing spree targeting police and their families. Television news footage showed smoke and flames engulfing the cabin in a heavily wooded area of the snow-covered mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest. The fate of the gunman who led California authorities on a six-day manhunt was unknown.