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Miami Woman Sought In Las Vegas Strip Shooting

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Tineesha Howard (Source: Las Vegas Police)

Tineesha Howard (Source: Las Vegas Police)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Las Vegas Police say a 22-year-old South Florida woman with a history of arrests for prostitution is a “person of interest” in a triple homicide last Thursday on the Las Vegas Strip.

They also say that Tineesha Lashun Howard, who is also known as Yenesis Alfonso, may be in danger.

There is a $35,000 reward leading to the arrest of her boyfriend, 26-year-old Ammar Harris. He’s considered armed and dangerous.

Police say Alfonso was inside a black Range Rover SUV when the driver of a Maserati sports car, aspiring rapper Wayne Cherry, Jr., was shot and killed.

His car accelerated and slammed into a taxi cab that burst into flames, killing can driver Michael Boldon and his passenger, Sandra Sutton-Wasmund of Maple Valley, Washington.

Police released a You Tube video of Harris in which he flashes $100 bills. Last year, Las Vegas police accused him of being a panderer.

Miami Beach arrested him for reckless driving at 36th Street and Collins Avenue last December after he was seen speeding and weaving in and out of traffic and endangering people on Collins Avenue. Police say he was also cited for driving without a valid license.

According to a police report, he lived in an apartment near Biscayne Boulevard on Northeast 68th Street.

Police released a few photographs of Harris and Alfonso. They said Alfonso had been arrested multiple times on charges including prostitution, trespassing, possession of a stolen vehicle and grand larceny.

Police say Harris was also convicted in South Carolina in 2004 of felony possession with intent to sell a stolen pistol.

Records show Alfonso’s father Emilio lives in Homestead. When he spoke with a resident at the home, the unidentified man told him he was a relative but added, “I don’t want to say anything.”

On Wednesday, a man identifying himself as Emilio Alfonso went on Alfonso’s Facebook page and posted two messages.

“Yeny, call me now,” read one in Spanish.

The other message, also in Spanish, said, “You’ve got me worried. Call me. You are very important. Everything has a solution.”

A woman identifying herself as Miladys Garcia told CNN that her daughter and Harris had been going out together for about a year. She told CNN that she had not spoken with her daughter since before the shooting.

D’Oench called her cell phone, but the calls were not returned.

Harris’s photos have been posted on billboards along major southern Nevada freeways.

The image shows Harris with tattoos on his right cheek and words on his neck above an image that appeared to depict an owl with blackened eyes.

If you can help police, call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471—TIPS (8477). Any pertinent information will be forwarded to the authorities in Las Vegas.

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