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Five people, including two police officers, dead in Las Vegas ambush shooting

Monday, Jun 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.

Five people, including two police officers, dead in Las Vegas ambush shooting

Monday, Jun 09, 2014 - 01:15

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