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Las Vegas cop killers may have white supremacy links

Monday, June 09, 2014 - 00:49

June 9 - Law enforcement officials say they have ''no doubt'' that the killers of two police officers held white supremacist views but believe they acted alone. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Law enforcement officials said on Monday (June 9) that a man and woman, who killed two Las Vegas police officers and a third person before killing themselves Sunday (June 8), held white supremacist ideological views but likely acted alone. "At this time, we believe this is an isolated act," said said Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill at a news conference. "We're conducting hundreds of interviews. It's a very complex investigation. We're looking at social media, we're talking to associates, we're talking to neighbors. We're trying to make a determination what it is that could've been the motive, what was their motivation in terms of targeting police officers and walking in with no warning and executing our officers," McMahill said. "I can tell you there's no doubt that the suspects have some apparent ideology that's along the lines of militia and white supremacists," he added. Husband and wife, Jared Miller and Amanda Miller, shouted about a "revolution" before opening fire and killing the two uniformed patrol officers, Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31, who were eating lunch in a CiCi's pizza parlor, police said on Sunday. One of the two officers managed to return gunfire before the suspects fled to an adjacent Wal-Mart, where they killed a bystander inside the front door, then exchanged gunfire with police who pursued them further into the store, Clark County Sheriff Douglas Gillespie said. Moments later, the female suspect shot her accomplice to death, then took her own life, Gillespie told reporters on Sunday. Beck had worked in the police department since August 2001 and was married with three children. Soldo had been on the force since April 2006 and was married with a baby.

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Las Vegas cop killers may have white supremacy links

Monday, June 09, 2014 - 00:49