Suspects in Vegas Walmart shooting wanted ‘revolution’, commit suicide after killing police

By Tom Boggioni
Sunday, June 8, 2014 16:45 EDT
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View of a facade of Walmart supermarket in Mexico City, on April 26, 2012. Image AFP
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KSNV is reporting a shooting at a Las Vegas Walmart, with 3 unconfirmed deaths.

UPDATE (5:40PM)  Five people are dead, including two Metro police officers, in a shootout that concluded at Las Vegas Walmart.

According to reports, the two suspects — a man and a woman — killed the two police officers as they were eating lunch at a Cici’s Pizza. Witnesses told police that one of the shooters yelled, “This is the start of a revolution” before shooting the officers.  The suspects then took the police officer’s weapons and extra ammunition and went to a Walmart across the street where they shot and killed a customer before barricading themselves in a corner of the store.

The suspects reportedly told customers they wanted to have a shootout with the police.

After the store was surrounded by  SWAT officers, the suspects took their own lives as part of  an apparent suicide pact.

According to Sheriff Doug Gillespie of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, the female suspect shot the male before turning the gun on herself.

Police have identified the two slain officers as Alyn Beck, 42, and Igor Soldo, 32.

UPDATE (5:15PM): According to shoppers, the two suspects in the shooting at the Las Vegas Walmart  said they wanted to start a “revolution,” and wanted a shoot-out with police. Both suspects reportedly  killed themselves as part of a suicide pact.

Metro police are confirming two police deaths.

An earlier Las Vegas Metro Police call said a man was armed with the rifle and a bullet-proof vest and was shooting inside the Walmart. A separate call indicated that a police officer was down.

Accounts vary as to whether there are one or two suspects.

The latest update states that three victims were located in one aisle and at least one suspect was on the floor in the northwest corner of the store. Ambulances have been summoned and police have surrounded the building.

Updates to follow.

Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni is based in the quaint seaside community of Pacific Beach in less quaint San Diego. He writes about politics, media, culture, and other annoyances. Mostly he spends his days at the beach gazing at the horizon waiting for the end of the world, or the sun to go down. Whichever comes first.
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