Las Vegas killers hated cops
June 9, 2014 5:26 pm
A married couple who shot dead two officers and a bystander in Las Vegas had a hatred of the police and the government, authorities say.
Suspects Jerad Miller, 31, and wife Amanda Miller, 22, who died at the scene, viewed law enforcement as “oppressors”, said police.
Officers are investigating whether they were at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch during a standoff earlier this year.
The couple left a swastika and a “Don’t tread on me” flag on the dead officers.
“We believe that they equate government and law enforcement fascism with Nazis,” Clark County Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill told reporters.
“In other words they believe law enforcement is the oppressor.”
He added that he thought it was an isolated act.
Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31, both husbands and fathers, were having lunch in a pizza cafe at 11:30 (18:30 GMT) on Sunday, when they were shot multiple times.
The suspects reportedly placed Swastikas and a flag – known as a Gadsden flag – with Don’t Tread On Me written on it on the bodies of the officers.