Sunday, June 8, 2014

Crazies strike in Las Vegas -- June 8 , 2014 -- Two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian have been reportedly killed in a shooting spree that started at a pizza restaurant and spilled over to a neighboring Walmart store. Two suspects – a man and a woman – are reportedly down. The two shooters have committed suicide, according to police. Suspects told shoppers they were part of a "revolution" and wanted a shootout with Metro police force – and had a "suicide pact." Their bodies were found in the back of the store........ Looks like the civlilian at the Walmart who engaged and wounded one of the shooters might have saved a few lives today ! Bad weekend for Walmart also considering the crash involving Tracy Morgan et all occurred this weekend ..... BTW , doesn't this seem similar to the recent Seattle shootings ( random shooter , looking to kill before dying ... )






UPDATE.....

Married white supremacist shooters who killed two cops and a female bystander yelled 'this is a revolution' as they fired, then draped the bodies in 'Don't Tread On Me' flags before 'suicide pact'


  • A husband and wife in their late 20s reportedly stormed a North Las Vegas pizzeria and shot dead two police officers, one in the head

  • The dead police officers have been identified as Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31

  • White supremacist paraphernalia including swastikas was found in the young couple's apartment
  • Neighbors describe the pair as methamphetamine users obsessed with conspiracy theories

  • The couple openly talked about killing police and going underground before emerging 'when the time is right,' said another neighbor

  • A female civilian was reportedly gunned down by the duo just inside the front doors to the Walmart

  • The female suspect killed the male shooter before killing herself, cops said

  • No motive has been established for the attack

A married white supremacist couple gunned down two Las Vegas police officers, draped one of their bodies in a revolutionary flag and gunned down a civilian before killing themselves, it has been revealed.

The husband and wife, identified by neighbors as in their late 20s and named Jared and Amanda, stormed a Cici's Pizza on the northeastern edge of the gambling mecca just before 11.30 a.m. Sunday morning and killed the cops while they ate lunch.

They then ransacked the dying cops bodies for ammunition and weapons before covering them with the infamous 'Don't Tread On Me' flag from the American Revolutionary war.

The two officers killed have been identified as 13-year department veteran Alyn Beck, 41, and 31-year-old Igor Soldo, 

Sheriff Doug Gillespie, who had been on the force since 2006, authorities said.

Neighbors said the couple openly obsessed over conspiracy theories and wanting to murder police officers in the weeks before Sunday's attack.

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Alyn Beck
Igor Soldo
Dead in the line of duty: Officers Alyn Beck (left) and Igor Soldo (right) were killed Sunday morning by male and female shooters while eating lunch
This flag was draped over the dead officer's body: Known as the Gadsden Flag, this symbol of defiance dating back to the American Revolutionary War was used to cover the slain officer
This flag was draped over the dead officer's body: Known as the Gadsden Flag, this symbol of defiance dating back to the American Revolutionary War was used to cover the slain officer
Family man: Alyn Beck (left) pictured last year with his wife and two children
Family man: Alyn Beck (left) pictured last year with his wife and two children


'My officers were simply having lunch,' Sheriff Doug Gillespie solemnly said during an afternoon news conference.

Both police officers were shot in the head at point blank range by the suspects while eating pizza on their lunch break, a witness told KLAS. They were not even on duty. 

The duo then reportedly shouted at the horrified diners to 'tell the police the revolution has begun,' as they fled the restaurant for a nearby Walmart and callously bragged to a bystander in the parking lot they had just killed two police officers.

One of the two assailants then shot a female civilian dead just inside the doorway to the store, according to reports. A Las Vegas Metro Police Department spokesperson reached by MailOnline was not able to confirm if the dead civilian is male or female.

A shootout with SWAT officers then ensued before the female suspect shot her male partner and then killed herself, according to police. The male gunman shot himself dead to bring the siege to an end.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported early Monday morning that the shooters are believed by police to be white supremacists.

Witnesses described the male to the Las Vegas Sun as Caucasian, with a scruffy beard and wearing a blue shirt, jeans and a hat. No description was available for the female suspect.

Honoring the fallen: Officers stand at attention as both Beck and Soldo's bodies are taken inside the Clark County Coroner's Office
Honoring the fallen: Officers stand at attention as both Beck and Soldo's bodies are taken inside the Clark County Coroner's Office
Moment of silence: The officers stand motionless and silent as both flag-draped coffins are wheeled by
Moment of silence: The officers stand motionless and silent as both flag-draped coffins are wheeled by

A subsequent raid late Sunday night of the pair's grim apartment on the outskirts of town uncovered more white supremacist literature, according to the paper.

Krista Koch, a resident of the complex, told the paper the suspected shooter was 'militant' and obsessed with conspiracy theories to the point he often talked about them.

Jared claimed to have been booted from Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's property at the end of the standoff there earlier this year, Monroe added.

The couple openly ranted about killing police officers, 'going underground' and not emerging 'until the time was right, she added.

Another resident, Brandon Monroe, told the paper the suspected shooter often wore army fatigues and dressed as Peter Pan to earn money entertaining and taking pictures with children at the Fremont Street Experience, a downtown tourist destination.

He identified the pair as Jared and Amanda, but did not know their last names.

'They were weird people,' Monroe said, adding that he believes the couple used methamphetamines.

Carol Bundy, the rancher's wife, insisted the shooting was not related to the now-infamous standoff in comments to the paper.

'I have not seen or heard anything from the militia and others who have came to our ranch that would, in any way, make me think they had an intent to kill or harm anyone,' she said.

Home base: The grim apartment complex where the suspected shooters lived - a small explosion reportedly occurred as officers raided the home late Sunday night
Home base: The grim apartment complex where the suspected shooters lived - a small explosion reportedly occurred as officers raided the home late Sunday night
Horror scene: A Metro police officer is shown crying while leaning on a squad car outside the Walmart
Horror scene: A Metro police officer is shown crying while leaning on a squad car outside the Walmart
Commandos: Las Vegas police officers in SWAT gear walk near the scene of the shooting
Commandos: Las Vegas police officers in SWAT gear walk near the scene of the shooting
Cordoned off: An officer maintains the rope line while another patrols the parking lot with an assault rifle
Cordoned off: An officer maintains the rope line while another patrols the parking lot with an assault rifle
Sorrow and relief: Walmart employees hug outside their store after the terrifying shootings and ensuing standoff were brought to an end
Sorrow and relief: Walmart employees hug outside their store after the terrifying shootings and ensuing standoff were brought to an end

Gillespie was unable to confirm the 'revolution' comments during an afternoon press conference despite Deputy Sheriff Kevin McMahill reporting it as fact earlier in the day, but said squad cars have doubled up from the normal single person patrols to now include two people per cruiser.

'It’s a very, very difficult day… it is truly a tragic day,' Gillespie lamented in prepared remarks.

Sharee Burns told the Sun she was sitting directly behind the officers in the Cici's. She said the male gunman shot Soldo in the head at point blank range and then hovered over him before taking his firearm.

He died instantly.

Beck was then shot in the head by the woman, Burns added, but he lived long enough to fire back at the shooters, possibly injuring one of them.

The shooters then covered the officer who died at the scene in the flag, a historical symbol of defiance in the wake of what is viewed as an oppressive government, before darting out.

'I saw it all,' she said while crying into a friends arms.

The officer identified by witnesses as Beck was soon rushed to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead while in emergency surgery.

Police would not confirm which officer died at the scene and at the hospital.

Press conference: Sheriff Doug Gillespie confirmed the names of both officers killed during an afternoon press conference, and called Sunday 'a truly tragic day'
Press conference: Sheriff Doug Gillespie confirmed the names of both officers killed during an afternoon press conference, and called Sunday 'a truly tragic day'
Grim task: Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie takes questions during a Sunday afternoon news conference
Grim task: Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie takes questions during a Sunday afternoon news conference

Both were patrolmen, and Beck also taught advanced skills the police academy, according to the Review-Journal.
No motive has been given for the series of shootings.

'What precipitated this event, we do not know, my officers were simply having lunch when the shooting started… [there are] many unanswered questions,' Gillespie said.

Both officers had families that woke up this morning with a father and a husband but will now go to sleep widowed and fatherless.

'They’re both family men, and they’re leaving behind loved ones,' said Gillespie. '[The families] are devastated, in a moment’s notice they lost their loved one.'

Beck leaves behind a wife and three children, according to an LVMPD press release.

Soldo leaves behind a wife and newborn baby.

The civilian shot dead by the pair is believed to have been carrying a concealed firearm and had opened fire on them as they ran into the Walmart, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Police would not confirm if the civilian was armed.

Where it began: The Cici's Pizza where the two officers were shot, one in the head, as they ate lunch
Where it began: The Cici's Pizza where the two officers were shot, one in the head, as they ate lunch
Shooting: Metro Police officers are shown outside a Walmart after a shooting in Las Vegas June 8, 2014
Shooting: Metro Police officers are shown outside a Walmart after a shooting in Las Vegas June 8, 2014


The shooters were not done terrorizing. They fired several shots into the air while screaming for people to leave, witnesses and police sources told KSNV.

Horrified shoppers fled the packed store, there were 'literally a thousand' witnesses to the shooting, McMahill said during an earlier press conference.

'We saw when the man was walking, he was shouting, yelling bad words, and suddenly he had a gun,' Pauline Pacheco, 
who was shopping at the Walmart, told KLAS. 'It was terrible, it was terrible. That man was crazy.'

Another woman told the station she dropped to the ground and texted 'I love you' to a family member as one of the gunmen walked within feet of her and screaming that they wanted a shootout with the police.

A grandmother in the store with her granddaughters when the shooters ran inside told the paper she hid behind a makeup aisle and prayed while waiting for them to pass before the three of them bolted through the front door to safety.

Crime scene: Police flooded the Walmart as the assailants holed themselves up inside just before noon and remained there as the sun went down
Crime scene: Police flooded the Walmart as the assailants holed themselves up inside just before noon and remained there as the sun went down
Ready to move: Las Vegas police officers prepare to go towards the Walmart shooting scene
Ready to move: Las Vegas police officers prepare to go towards the Walmart shooting scene
Sad embrace: Las Vegas  Metropolitan Police Department officers hug near the Wal-Mart
Sad embrace: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers hug near the Wal-Mart

Jesus Bustamante, 26, told the Sun he was in the store's electronics section when he heard a 'muzzled' sound and people began yelling 'it's a shooting!'

A Metro officer ran past him and shouted 'get the f**k out of here!' He recalled to the paper.

The two suspects then exchanged about 20 shots with SWAT officers, witnesses told the station. It is not clear if they were injured in the exchange.

The standoff ended with the pair making good on their 'suicide pact,' police said.

One woman who said she was in a dressing room with her two children aged seven and nine-years-old told KSNV she heard two shots and made a mad dash for a back exit.

Authorities have not confirmed what was in the bags, but a bomb squad was called to the scene as a precaution.

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval said: 'I am devastated by the news today of two officers and an innocent bystander who were murdered in an act of senseless violence. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.'

On the scene: Las Vegas  Metropolitan Police Department officers walk under police tape just in front of the Walmart
On the scene: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers walk under police tape just in front of the Walmart
Just outside: Las Vegas  Metropolitan Police Department officers stand near Walmart employees in front of the store
Just outside: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers stand near Walmart employees in front of the store
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman issued a statement of her own.

'This was a senseless and cruel act killing three innocent people, two who dedicated their lives to protecting all of us in our community and one who was innocently going about her daily life.

'Their resolve was greater than ever to serve our community with loyalty, dedication and to honor the memory of their two comrades and friends.'

Senator Harry Reid also weighed in.

'I am terribly saddened by today's senseless shooting in the Las Vegas valley,' he said in a statement.
 

'Metro Police officers do all they can to protect our residents and the millions of tourists who visit the region,' Reid continued. 'This is a tragedy for all affected, including the Metro Police Department and the families of those killed.'
Walmart has released a statement to KTNV regarding the incident.

'We express our deepest condolences to everyone who have been affected by this senseless act of violence. Our store is currently closed. This is still an active investigation and we are working with local police.'

Police also have not established if the incidents were a series of random acts or part of a larger movement possibly targeting police officers. 

The investigation remains ongoing.













Three killed, suspects commit suicide after Las Vegas shooting spree

Published time: June 08, 2014 20:15
Edited time: June 08, 2014 21:54

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Two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian have been reportedly killed in a shooting spree that started at a pizza restaurant and spilled over to a neighboring Walmart store. Two suspects – a man and a woman – are reportedly down.
The two shooters have committed suicide, according to police. Suspects told shoppers they were part of a "revolution" and wanted a shootout with Metro police force – and had a "suicide pact." Their bodies were found in the back of the store.
Details are yet to emerge, but police sources told Las Vegas Review-Journalthat the two officers were killed by a man and a woman who approached them at the CiCi’s Pizza just before 11:38 am local time.
As the couple was leaving the restaurant, one yelled “This is the start of a revolution!” witnesses report. The shooters stripped the officers of their weapons and ammunition and went into the Walmart at 201 North Nellis.
Inside the Walmart, according to another unconfirmed account, the couple exchanged fire with a citizen who was carrying a concealed gun.
At a news conference at 13:00 deputy Sheriff Kevin McMahill told reporters that the male shooter, described as a tall white man, yelled “everyone get out” before shooting in Walmart. The man and woman then proceed to the back of the store and “there was some kind of suicide pact,” McMahill said.
It was reported the shooters were carrying bags so a bomb squad was called to the scene. It’s unclear at this time if something was found in the bags.

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