Las Vegas Shooting: Kenny Clutch Among Three Dead

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A shooting and a fiery crash left three dead - including rapper Kenneth Cherry Jr., a.k.a. Kenny Clutch - in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday.

Police are scrambled to find out who triggered the carnage as the bloodshed closed the Strip for about a block and a half around some of its biggest draws.

Vegas Scene

Instead of the usual sights of Sin City, tourists reportedly gasped at the tragic sight of a wrecked Maserati, a burned-out taxi and four other vehicles.

One of those killed was Cherry, also known as Kenny Clutch, his attorney Vicki Greco said. Cherry is from Oakland, Calif., and lived in Las Vegas.

Cherry's death was shocking, Greco said.

"Out of everyone I know in the industry there is no way I would have ever, ever expected to find that he was shot on the Las Vegas strip in such an aggressive manner," said Greco.

"He didn't have any sort of (criminal) record or a history at all."

"He was just a good kid trying to make it and be a good father."

Also killed in the crash was a cab driver named Michael Boldon, CNN affiliate KVVU reported. His brother Tehran Boldon confirmed that tragic death.

"It is gut-wrenching," a tearful Tehran Boldon said. "My life mission would be to see them punished and brought to justice for the senseless thing they did."

What caused the Las Vegas shooting? It started around 4:20 a.m. with a dispute in the valet lot of the Aria Hotel, about a block away, Sheriff Douglas Gillespie said.

Investigators haven't confirmed many details, but he said an altercation began on the street as someone in a black Range Rover fired several shots at the Maserati.

When the driver was hit, the Maserati continued into the intersection of the boulevard and Flamingo Road and collided with a taxi, which caught fire.

The sports car's driver, the cab driver and a passenger in the taxi all died; a passenger in the Maserati and three other people in the resulting pileup were hurt.

The Maserati's passenger and other witnesses are helping detectives piece together what happened. The "top priority" for police is to find the Range Rover.

"This act is totally unacceptable, and we are going to make a very clear message to these individuals in regards to that," Gillespie told the media.

Police in neighboring states have been asked to look for the sport-utility vehicle; Gillespie warned the occupants should be considered armed and dangerous.

"Clearly, the suspects have no regard for the lives and safety of others," he said.

The Range Rover in question had an out-of-state dealer license plate, tinted windows and large, black rims, Las Vegas Police Sgt. John Sheahan said.

The block around the crash remained closed off into Thursday afternoon. 




This is beginning to become a threat to society and innocent people. These so called rapers are no more than a bunch of murderers and thieves of true artist music. This industry should be BANNED. Poisioning our childrens minds, soiling the music industry, taking taxpayers money. Will someone please put a stop to this. WE All know this is the reason, and it will not
stop unless it is banned like it was once before. Please help save save

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When the smoke is cleared, rappers, rap lovers will have a reason to worship Tupac Shakur because he is a God, proven with the trace of His work in its mysterious way.
September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane. He died 6 days later.
On February 21, 2013, Kenneth Cherry Jr., a rapper also known as Kenny Clutch, was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Blvd. It started with an argument/altercation at Aria Hotel. After the shooting, the Range Rover was caught on Venetian surveillance video heading toward Koval Lane.
Go to google Maps in a browser window. Click [Get directions].
In box A, copy and paste this "Koval Ln & E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109" (location where Tupac was shot)
In box B, copy and paste this "S Las Vegas Blvd & NV-592 W, Las Vegas, NV 89109" (location where Kenneth Clutch was shot)
Click [Add destination], you see box C opened.
In box C, copy and paste this "3730 North Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109" (it is the address of Aria Hotel)
Now, click [Get directions]
Going from C to B to A, it was the planned route. Tthe altercation at Aria was to initiate the journey. Kenneth Clutch was picked up at half way to join Tupac Shakur at where he was, to "where" he is now. The delivery was violent, people died. Kenneth Clutch was chosen. Tupac the God got his junior companion delivered to him. The transport vehicle headed toward Koval then disappeared. Death ends all things here, but it may be the beginning somewhere ...

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