2 cops shot dead in Las Vegas pizzeria

One of the two officers managed to return gunfire before the suspects fled to an adjacent WalMart.

By: Reuters | Las Vegas | Published:June 10, 2014 1:14 am
Metro Police officers are shown outside a WalMart after the shooting in Las Vegas on Monday.  (Source: Reuters) Metro Police officers are shown outside a WalMart after the shooting in Las Vegas on Monday. (Source: Reuters)

An armed man and woman shouting about a “revolution” opened fire and killed two Las Vegas policemen who were eating lunch in a pizza parlour on Sunday, then fatally shot a civilian in a nearby WalMart store before killing themselves, police said.

The two uniformed patrol officers, later identified as Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31 — both family men — were ambushed without provocation inside a CiCi’s Pizza shop, authorities said.

One of the two officers managed to return gunfire before the suspects fled to an adjacent WalMart, where they killed a bystander inside the front door, Clark County Sheriff Douglas Gillespie said. Moments later, the female suspect shot her accomplice to death, then took her own life, Gillespie told reporters. He said investigators were also at a loss to explain the attack.

“What precipitated this event we do not know. My officers were simply having lunch when the shooting started,” he said.

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