The Killers of two Las Vegas police officers at CiCi pizza and a customer at Wal-Mart has an agenda. They were Tea Party and Patriot Movement supporters. They were on Cliven Bundy ranch during the government stand off and they wanted to be a catalyst for the revolution. They Killed two police officers, Ayn Beck and Igor Soldo. They also killed a female customer and themselves.
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“The dawn of a new day,” Jerad Miller wrote on his Facebook page Saturday. “May all our coming sacrifices be worth it.”
Late Sunday, law enforcement officials say, Miller and his wife, Amanda Miller, embarked on a shooting spree that included the ambush-murder of two Las Vegas police officers as they ate at a restaurant and the killing of a woman shopper at a nearby Walmart. Witnesses said that they shouted “this is a revolution” and draped the officers with a Gadsden flag — a symbol of liberty used by both the antigovernment “Patriot” movement and many Tea Parties — before going on to kill themselves as police closed in.
Amanda Miller, who married Jerad on Sept. 22, 2012, didn’t sound very different on her own Facebook page on May 23. “[T]o the people of the world… your [sic] lucky i can’t kill you now but remember one day one day i will get you because one day all hell will break lose [sic] and i’ll be standing in the middle of it with a shot gun in one hand and a pistol in the other.”
On May 25, Miller also said on his page that he had been present at the mid-April standoff, some 60 miles outside Las Vegas, between rancher Cliven Bundy and federal agents trying to seize his cattle for nonpayment of grazing fees. Bundy, who was backed by hundreds of armed militiamen, ultimately won that battle, as law enforcement officers decided to stand down rather than risk a bloodbath after Bundy’s supporters pointed their weapons at a crowd of federal agents. On April 9, shortly before traveling to the Bundy ranch, Jerad Miller wrote that the standoff was “the next Waco,” a reference to a deadly 1993 standoff in Texas.
Miller also posted a photo of himself with Richard Mack, a former Arizona sheriff and leader of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, a radical Patriot group whose members were also at the Bundy standoff. The two met at a Feb. 8 campaign debate for libertarian candidates held in Clark County, Nev., where Bundy’s ranch is located.
The Bundy standoff and the ultimate bowing out of the federal government, at least for the time being, is seen as a huge victory by the Patriot movement. No Patriot group in recent memory has stood face-to-face with a large crowd of armed law enforcement officials and forced the officers to back down. It seems likely that that victory has given new impetus to murderous radicals like the Millers.
LVMPD Officers Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31.
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The identities of the suspects have not been officially released, but a law enforcement official close to the investigation told the Review-Journal that the suspects were married, in their 20s, and new to the area. The paper reported that investigators found swastika symbols during their search of the apartment. Several neighbors the paper spoke to said the man's first name was Jared, while one person gave the women's name as Amanda.
Neighbor Krista Koch described the couple as "militant," saying they talked about planning to kill police officers, as well as "going underground" and not coming out until the time was right.
Another neighbor, Brandon Monroe, said the man who lived in the apartment often talked about conspiracy theories and often dressed in camouflage or as Peter Pan to work as a street performer. Monroe added that he thought the couple used methamphetamine.
Monroe, according to another neighbor, Jessica Anderson, was told by the gunman that he was kicked off Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada while protestors gathered there during the Bureau of Land Management's roundup of Bundy's cattle.
The rancher's wife, Carol Bundy, told FoxNews.com she was trying to determine if the suspect had been part of the standoff in April, but she was adamant that no one was kicked out because of their beliefs.
“We’re going through pictures and video trying to figure out if he was here and who he is,” Carol Bundy told FoxNews.com early Monday. "Our communication at the time was that everyone was welcome, and no one was asked to leave. There was no one here who advocated anything like [white supremacy or killing police] ... We’re trying to get to the bottom of this.”
Police were called to the restaurant about five miles northeast of the Las Vegas Strip at 11:22 a.m. local time Sunday. Sheriff Doug Gillespie identified the two officers as Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31. He said one of the officers was able to fire back at the suspects before dying.
Sheree Burns told the Las Vegas Sun that she was eating at the restaurant, seated just behind the two officers.
A man came up to one of the officers and shot him in the head, Burns said. She said she ducked under her table but peeked up and saw the other officer being shot.
The suspects then grabbed the officers' weapons and ammunition and stormed out of the pizzeria, Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill told KVVU Fox 5. The Review-Journal reported that the pair covered the officers with a cloth that featured the Gadsden flag, which features a coiled snake with the words "Don't Tread on Me." Both officers were pronounced dead at University Medical Center.
"It's a tragic day. But we will have a community to police, and well still have a community to protect. We will be out there doing it with our heads held high, but with an emptiness in our hearts."- Sheriff Doug Gillespie
The suspects then fled to the Walmart across the street, where they shot and killed a person at the front door and then killed themselves in an apparent suicide pact, Hadfield said. On Monday, the Clark County Coroner's office identified the bystander as 31-year-old Joseph Robert Wilcox.
Clark County Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill said at a news conference Sunday that the male suspect yelled "everyone get out" before shooting at Walmart. The man and woman then went to the back of the store.
Officers burst into the store and came in contact with the duo and exchanged gunfire, Gillespie said. After a brief lull in the gunfire, it appeared that the female shot the male suspect and then took her own life, he added.
One of the suspects yelled: "This is a revolution," Hadfield said. A motive for the shooting remains under investigation, he said.
"I think in any case where people are ambushed and shot it's upsetting to the public," Hadfield told The Associated Press. "We don't know anything about the suspects yet and are trying to learn more."
Gillespie said the events mark a “tragic” and “very difficult” day for the department, but his staff is determined to continue serving the community.
“We will be out there doing it with our heads held high but with emptiness in our hearts,” he said.
Beck had been with the department since 2001 and leaves behind a wife and three children. Soldo had been with the force since 2006 and is survived by a wife and baby, police said.
Soldo was described as a good father and a "great guy" by his sister-in-law, Colleen Soldo of Beatrice, Nebraska. She said he attended high school in Lincoln, Nebraska, and previously worked as a corrections officer.
"Today is a tragic day for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and our entire community, Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nevada, said in a statement. “My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by today's senseless shooting, especially the family and friends of the victims. I have offered my assistance to Sheriff Douglas Gillespie and will continue to be in close contact with the Las Vegas Police Department as the situation develops."
The restaurant and Walmart remained closed as detectives processed evidence.
Walmart issued a statement saying it's working with police on the investigation. Cici's Pizza said in a statement the company was deeply saddened by the shooting and would keep the location closed until further notice.
"We express our deepest condolences to everyone who has been affected by this senseless act of violence," Walmart spokesman Brooke Buchanan said.
Pauline Pacheco was shopping at Walmart when she saw the armed man and grabbed her father to escape, KLAS-TV reported.
"We saw when the man was walking, he was shouting, yelling bad words, and suddenly he had a gun," she told the station. "It was terrible, it was terrible. That man was crazy."
Gov. Brian Sandoval said in a statement he was devastated by the murders of the two officers and an innocent bystander in an "act of senseless violence."
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said in a statement that the "pain was evident and clear" among police gathered at University Medical Center.
"Their resolve was greater than ever to serve our community with loyalty, dedication and to honor the memory of their two comrades and friends," she said.
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