Five people, including two police officers, dead in Las Vegas ambush shooting
Monday, June 09, 2014 - 01:15
June 9 - Las Vegas police are at a loss to explain why a man and woman shouting ''revolution'' would ambush and fatally shoot two on-duty police officers having lunch, before killing a bystander and taking their own lives in an apparent suicide pact. Mana Rabiee reports.
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Las Vegas police reportedly raided the home of two suspects late Sunday, in connection with a fatal ambush shooting earlier in the day that left two of their own officers dead.
NATS SHERIFF SAYING:
"It's a very difficult day."
The two on-duty metro police officers were killed at point blank range while eating their lunch inside a pizza parlor.
Witnesses told police a man and woman just walked up to the officers and fatally shot them, then took their guns and ammunition before fleeing.
SOUNDBITE: WITNESS ALVARO LOPEZ SAYING:
"They had a backpack, and I saw their gun in their hand. And he just told me to tell the cops that 'this is a revolution,' and they had killed two cops inside Cici's."
Police say the couple fled to a Wal-Mart next door.
That's where they fatally shot a female bystander and exchanged gunfire inside the store with police in pursuit.
SOUNDBITE: WITNESS EMMANUEL FLORES SAYING:
"And that's when you started seeing people running, yelling like 'Run! Run! Somebody is shooting.'"
The shooting ended with what may have been an apparent suicide pact.
SOUNDBITE: LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE SHERIFF DOUG GILLESPIE SAYING:
"Preliminarily, it appears the female suspect shot the male suspect, then took her own life."
Officer Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo were both family men.
Investigators are at a loss to explain the attack.
They're speaking with scores of witnesses to determine a motive.
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