The two shooters in the Las Vegas rampage that claimed the lives of two cops and a civilian in a Walmart have been identified as Jerad and Amanda Miller, a husband-wife team reported to be white supremacists obsessed with conspiracy theories.
The duo boasted of having spent time at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch during a recent standoff between armed militia and federal agents over a grazing-rights issue embroiling the West, the Las Vegas Sun reported.
After ambushing the two lunch-eating officers, the Millers draped a ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Gadsden flag over over one of the officer’s lifeless body. The Revolutionary War-era flag has become a symbol of the modern tea party movement.
The Millers reportedly stormed a Cici’s Pizza on the northeastern edge of Las Vegas, where two police officers were eating their lunch. They shot the two officers — both at point blank and one in the head — and then ransacked their bodies for ammunition and weapons, the Daily Mail reported. The couple then reportedly tossed a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag over their bodies.
The dead officers have been identified as Alyn Beck, 42, and Igor Soldo, 31.
The shooters then yelled to nearby diners: “Tell the police the revolution has begun,” before running from the scene to a nearby Walmart, he Daily Mail reported. One of the suspects then shot a female civilian in the entryway to the store, police said.
SWAT officers arrived on scene and the female suspect reportedly turned the gun on her male partner and shot and wounded him, before killing herself, police said. The male suspect then shot himself dead, police said.
Neighbors who knew the two suspected shooters told police they were obsessed with conspiracy theories and had actually been talking of killing police weeks before the Sunday attack, the Daily Mail said.
The neighbors also told police that the two were methamphetamine users.