Vegas rapper 'Kenny Clutch' ID'd in Strip shooting - WNEM TV 5

Vegas rapper 'Kenny Clutch' ID'd in Strip shooting

Posted: Updated:
Ken Cherry, a.k.a. Kenny Clutch. (Facebook) Ken Cherry, a.k.a. Kenny Clutch. (Facebook)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The Clark County Coroner's office confirmed Friday the identity of a Maserati driver who died in a shooting and fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip.

Kenneth Wayne Cherry, Jr., 27, was the named released by the coroner's office stemming from Thursday's incident. Authorities did not disclose the cause and manner of Cherry's death.

Late Thursday, the family of the Las Vegas rapper, a.k.a. "Kenny Clutch", identified him as the victim of the shooting and subsequent crash on the Las Vegas Strip earlier that morning.

According to his family, Cherry was driving the vehicle that was fired upon by the occupants of a black Range Rover. The shooting followed an apparent verbal argument at the Aria hotel and casino valet.

Cherry was shot, rapidly accelerated his Maserati down Las Vegas Boulevard and through a red light before striking a cab at the intersection of Flamingo Road. The cab burst into flames, claiming the lives of the driver and a passenger.

Cherry was found dead at the scene. The suspects remain on the loose.

Bay Area FOX affiliate KTVU spoke with Cherry's family in Oakland, who confirmed his identity.

Cherry has a number of rap videos on YouTube which prominently show his Maserati.

Copyright 2013 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Report: 5 people injured in nightclub shooting

    Report: 5 people injured in nightclub shooting

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-05-28 20:19:44 GMT
    WNEMWNEM
     Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning at a nightclub in south Mississippi.    Five people sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.    WLOX quoted police as saying the shooting happened at Platinum Sports Bar & Lounge in Moss Point.    According to Moss Point Police Department, a fight started in the club, which spilled outside into the parking lot. Several people began shooting. Five people were ...More >
     Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning at a nightclub in south Mississippi.    Five people sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.    WLOX quoted police as saying the shooting happened at Platinum Sports Bar & Lounge in Moss Point.    According to Moss Point Police Department, a fight started in the club, which spilled outside into the parking lot. Several people began shooting. Five people were ...More >
  • Woman charged in husband's hospital death dies

    Woman charged in husband's hospital death dies

    Sunday, May 28 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-05-28 20:12:22 GMT
    nonenone
    A woman charged with killing her husband as he lay in a Florida hospital bed last year has died.    Jan Sochalski faced a murder charge for allegedly suffocating her husband last May after he suffered life-threatening complications following back surgery. Sixty-four-year-old Henry Sochalski was a retired Trenton, New Jersey, police officer.    The couple lived in Florida.    The Flagler County Sheriff's Office told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://b...More >
    A woman charged with killing her husband as he lay in a Florida hospital bed last year has died.    Jan Sochalski faced a murder charge for allegedly suffocating her husband last May after he suffered life-threatening complications following back surgery. Sixty-four-year-old Henry Sochalski was a retired Trenton, New Jersey, police officer.    The couple lived in Florida.    The Flagler County Sheriff's Office told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://b...More >
  • Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

    Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

    Tiger Woods attributed an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medicine for his arrest on a DUI charge that landed him in a Florida jail Monday for nearly four hours.

    More >

    Tiger Woods attributed an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medicine for his arrest on a DUI charge that landed him in a Florida jail Monday for nearly four hours.

    More >
Powered by Frankly
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.