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Kenneth Cherry Jr., also known as rapper Kenny Clutch, is shown in this April, 2011 photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The Clark County, Nev., coroner's office identified Cherry as the Maserati driver who died after being peppered with gunfire from someone in a Range Rover SUV, sparking a fiery crash that killed two others, in Las Vegas Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/California DMV)

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a self-described pimp charged in a shooting and fiery crash that killed three people on the Strip, including an aspiring rapper with Oakland ties.

Ammar Asim Faruq Harris was arrested Feb. 28 in Los Angeles and is jailed in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/12hcumo ) the district attorney on Wednesday filed the notice of intent to seek the death penalty after a special panel reviewed the case and recommended that action.

Harris was arrested a week after the pre-dawn crash in which he's accused of shooting out of a black Range Rover into a Maserati sports car, mortally wounding driver Kenneth Wayne Cherry Jr.

The Maserati crashed into a taxi that exploded into flames, killing cab driver Michael Boldon and passenger Sandra Sutton-Wasmund, of Maple Valley, Wash.

Cherry, 27, was an aspiring rap artist who had produced a video using the name Kenny Clutch. After he was killed, family members said he had moved from the Bay Area to Las Vegas to pursue a music career.

Kenny Clutch's YouTube music video, "Stay Schemin," shows scenes of Las Vegas Strip hotels as he sings about paying $120,000 for his Maserati.

"One mistake change lives all in one night," he rapped in one verse.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.