Oakland Rapper Kenny Clutch Murdered In Shooting On Las Vegas Strip That Killed 2 Others & Injured 6Posted: February 22, 2013
Oakland rapper Kenny Clutch was one of three people killed Thursday after being shot on the Las Vegas strip.
Clutch, real name was Kenneth Cherry Jr., was driving his Masarati around 4:20 a.m when a black SUV pulled alongside him and opened fire. The 27-year old’s car then crashed into a taxi cab, causing it to explode, killing the cab driver and it’s passenger.
A passenger in Clutch’s car was also shot, but survived.
Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie told reporters that the shooting was the result of an argument that started in the valet area at nearby Aria hotel-casino.
“What happened will not be tolerated,” Gillespie said. He promised the shooters would be “found and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
Police have contacted three neighboring states in their search for the shooter or shooters driving a Range Rover Sport with dark tinted windows, distinctive black custom rims and paper dealer ads in place of license plates.
According to the New York Daily News, Clutch was was believed to be a “well-known pimp”