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Two officers killed by couple in Las Vegas

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A horrific shooting in Las Vegas over the weekend left 5 people dead including 2 Las Vegas Metro Police Department officers.

It's left the community and the police force in shock. Investigators on Monday released the identities of the two shooters.

The shooters were a husband and wife, and they had moved to Las Vegas earlier in 2014. Neighbors describe them as an odd-couple who they said had ties to white supremacist groups.

Jerad Miller from recent internet postings talked about his hatred for the U.S. Government. Police say Miller and his wife shot and killed two police officers at point-blank range inside a pizza restaurant located five miles from the Las Vegas strip.

"He told me to tell the cops, "It was a revolution", and that he had just killed two cops inside of Ci Ci's," said a witness.

Both officers are veterans of the force. 41 year-old Alyn Beck served with the department for 13 years. Igor Soldo has been a police officer since 2006; he leaves behind a wife and baby.

"We still have a community to protect. We will be out there doing it with our heads held high, but with an emptiness in our hearts," said Sheriff Douglas Gillespie.

Five minutes after the attack at the pizza parlor there were more gunshots across the street. The suspects killed an innocent bystander inside the store before exchanging gunshots with police.

Moments later the female suspect shot her husband before committing suicide.

"The guy was saying, "The cops are coming, the cops are coming, everyone get out! Get out!" and he went into the store and shot into the air, everyone started running, and that's when I left the building," said Alize Harper.

Neighbors of the couple called them militants who often talked about killing cops. In response to the shooting, officers in Las Vegas who normally work alone are being paired up as the investigation into the motive continues.
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