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“the start of the revolution”: 5 Dead at WalMart Shooting, Including Gunmen in Suicide Pact [UPDATE}

Five people — including two Metro police officers — are dead in a shootout late Sunday morning in the northeast part of the valley.

The officers were shot at Cici’s Pizza, 309 N. Nellis Blvd. about 11:35 a.m. One died at the scene and the other died latter at UMC.

The suspects apparently had a suicide pact and said something about “the start of the revolution” before they shot the officers.

They took the officers weapons and left the restaurant.

The suspects then headed south to Walmart, 201 N. Nellis Blvd., and killed a person in the store.

They went to the back northwest corner of the store, according to radio calls, and told some shoppers that they wanted to have a shootout with Metro.

With the store surrounded by Metro officers and SWAT units, the two suspects took their lives.

Five dead, including 2 Metro officers, in shootout. News 3 HD, 6/8/2014.

UPDATE: “Gunmen” was not accurate. And it is no surprise to me tat these 2 were white supremacists, and that white supremacists are among the asshats clustered ideologically and physically around that liar and welfare cheat, Cliven Bundy.

Details are sketchy, but Metropolitan Police Department sources close to the investigation say the shooters shouted that “this is the start of a revolution” before opening fire on the officers, and draped their bodies with cloth showing a Revolutionary War-era flag. Investigators have also found paraphernalia associated with white supremacists.

Sunday night, Metro homicide investigators and FBI agents cordoned off and were searching a small apartment complex at 110 S. Bruce St., about four miles from the shooting scene. A resident of the complex said he had spoken with a man who lived in the apartment being searched. He said the man appeared “militant,” and often talked about conspiracy theories.

An explosion was heard at the apartment complex at about 9:30 p.m., but no information was immediately available Sunday night.

Sheriff Doug Gillespie said officers Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31, were shot while they ate lunch at CiCi’s Pizza, 309 N. Nellis Blvd., at about 11:20 a.m. Sunday.

…A law enforcement official who has been briefed on the incident said an officer — unconfirmed reports indicate it was Soldo — was refilling a soft drink when the female shooter approached him from behind and shot him in the head, killing him instantly.

The woman then shot the other officer several times as he drew his pistol. Gillespie said the officer was able to return fire but it was unclear if he hit anyone.

…Witnesses told police one of the shooters yelled “This is the start of a revolution” before shooting the officers. Gillespie later said he could not confirm that.

The shooters then stripped the officers of their weapons and ammunition and badges, according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. They then covered the officers with something that featured the Gadsden flag, a yellow banner with a coiled snake above the words, “Don’t tread on Me.”

…As Metro officers entered the front and back doors of the store they exchanged gunfire with the shooters, Gillespie said.

The female shooter then shot her accomplice at least once before shooting herself in the head, a law enforcement official said. The wounded man then shot and killed himself. Their identities have not been released by police.

…The shooters were a married couple thought to be in their late 20s who were new to the Las Vegas Valley, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation. Police are looking into their links to the white supremacy movement and found swastika symbols during their initial investigation.

Residents of the Bruce Street apartment complex gathered outside the building to talk about the couple whose unit was being searched.

Several neighbors identified the man as Jared, while one called the woman Amanda.

Like many of the neighbors contacted, Krista Koch said she didn’t know the couple’s last names. She described them as “militant.” They talked about planning to kill police officers, “going underground” and not coming out until the time was right to kill.

…“The man told Monroe he had been kicked off Cliven Bundy’s ranch 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas while people from throughout the U.S. gathered there in protest of a Bureau of Land Management roundup of Bundy’s cattle.” Jessica Anderson, 27, said. She lived next door.

Shooters in Metro ambush that left five dead spoke of white supremacy and a desire to kill police. Las Vegas Review-Journal, 6/8/2014, Updated 6/9/2014.

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