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Person of interest sought in Strip shooting


Photo courtesy Metro Police

Metro Police released this picture of a Range Rover believed to have been used in a shooting and collision that killed three people.

Tue, Feb 26, 2013 (4:21 p.m.)

Tineesha Howard, 22, was identified by Metro Police on Tuesday as a person of interest in the shooting that led to the deaths of three people, including aspiring rapper Kenny Cherry.

Tineesha Howard, 22, was identified by Metro Police on Tuesday as a person of interest in the shooting that led to the deaths of three people, including aspiring rapper Kenny Cherry.

Police have identified a “person of interest” they believe was riding in the vehicle involved in last week’s shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

Metro Police identified the woman Tuesday as Tineesha Lashun Howard, 22, but said she was also known as Yenesis Alfonzo. Police said the 22-year-old Cuban is from Miami, Fla., and that she’s listed as missing and could be in danger.

Police believe Howard was in the black Range Rover from which Ammar Harris, 26, Las Vegas fired shots into a Maserati in the early morning hours Thursday as the vehicles drove north on Las Vegas Boulevard. The gunfire caused the Maserati to run a red light at Flamingo Road and crash into a taxi. Three people died in the shooting and resulting crash.

Harris remains at large, and a warrant charging him with three counts of murder has been issued.

Police described Howard as 5-feet-8 inches tall and weighing about 120 pounds with green eyes and dark hair.

She has been arrested on counts of trespassing, possession of a stolen vehicle, grand larceny trick roll and multiple times on counts of soliciting prostitution.

Anyone with information about Howard or Harris is asked to contact Metro at 828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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Discussion: 14 comments so far…

  1. and the plot thickens...

  2. Tineesha Howard arrest record in LV:

    Trespassing seems synonymous with we believe you're a prostitute but can't prove it.....what a bad road to go down. Looks like she was only involved in this for the last year in Vegas according to her arrest record. So young too, she was only 22.

    Funny that when looking up Ken Cherry's girlfriend,
    we get this record in Vegas showing trespassing....which again I believe is cop speak for, we can't prove you're a prostitute.

    Asmayit 'May' Hagos arrest record:

    The Miami Herald also reports that there is now a 35k reward posted for information leading to Harris' arrest.

    This is looking more and more like a pimp turf war turned deadly.

  3. Oh cute she had a pay to see me site set up through twitter.....




  4. There's another Kardashian sister??

    To the thug that she is with or was with - she is just a throw-away to him. She's dead.

  5. Let's hope she's not dead Det__Munch. Let's hope that they're both still alive and well and will be found and that this man will be brought to justice.

  6. ...or maybe the police dont want the only eyewitness to be killed or his family to be killed. so they are not releasing his name, i dont think thats out of the ordinary.
    and maybe the shooter is doing a good job at hiding, i dont think he can hide but for so long...
    unless the police are lying, it has been reported that no gun was found in cherrys car...even if he threw it out i think it would have been found.
    i dont see a cover up here, sometimes crimes take weeks or months to be resolved...i realize on tv they always get solved in an hour, but in real life they can take longer..i would like to think i could hide out for a few weeks or months, but eventually the money will run out..friends will start eying the reward money or he will contact a family member or friend thats being watched...he will be caught or killed no matter how long it takes...its just a matter of time..