Las Vegas Review JournalSheriff Gillespie is the same sheriff that Cliven Bundy is pissed of at for not helping him (Bundy) violate a Federal Court order against him. In April, Gun-Thugs flocked to Nevada to support Bundy in his 'range war' with the government.
Sheriff Doug Gillespie identified the officers as Alyn Beck, 42, and Igor Soldo, 32. He said no motive for the attack has been determined.
“It’s a tragic day,” the sheriff said. “We have lost two officers with young families.”
Las Vegas Review reports:
A law enforcement official who has been briefed on the incident said one officer was refilling a soft-drink when the female shooter approached him from behind and shot him in the head, killing him instantly.The Review goes on to report:
The woman then shot the other officer several times as he was trying to draw his pistol. Initial reports indicate that Soldo was the officer shot at the soda machine, but that has not been confirmed. :Gillespie did say one of the officers was able to fire back.
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 the shooters said that.LV Review says there was a shootout inside Walmart
The shooters then stripped the officers of their weapons and ammunition and went into the Walmart across the street at 201 North Nellis.
Witnesses at the scene reported hearing shots fired in quick succession inside the Walmart.
One unconfirmed report is that the two exchanged gunfire with a citizen who was carrying a concealed weapon, and that one of the shooters was injured.One witness said it looked like a "war zone"
Gillespie confirmed someone, whose name has not yet been released, was shot and killed just inside the front doors of the Walmart.
The female shooter then shot and wounded her accomplice before shooting herself in the head, a law enforcement official said. The man then shot and killed himself. Their identities have not been released by police.
As squad cars cordoned off the street, [Marlene] Buck said restaurant customers crowded against the windows and started to rush outside.One witness describes hiding and praying.
“I did everything I could to keep everyone inside,” she said, adding it looked like a warzone and making a machine-gun gesture with her hands.
A grandmother who was shopping in Walmart with her two teenage granddaughters said they crouched in a makeup aisle when they heard shots. She prayed out loud, but the girls asked her to keep quiet so the shooters wouldn’t find them. When they peeked around the aisle and couldn’t see the shooters, they ran out of the store.
The names of the shooters have not been released so there is no way to determine, at this time, if the shooters were Bundy Thugs or just plain old Gun-Thugs. However, Cliven Bundy once suggested he was starting a "revolution" against the United States.
"I am standing up against [the federal government's] bad and unconstitutional laws, just like Rosa Parks did when she refused to sit in the back of the bus. She started a revolution in America, the civil rights movement, which freed the black people from much of the oppression they were suffering. ... I am doing the same thing Rosa Parks did -- I am standing up against bad laws which dehumanize us and destroy our freedom."I own guns and anyone with a functioning brain knows that if you let people open carry, then that means that some people who have mental problems will open carry and crap like this is going to happen.
~Cliven Bundy 2014
Open Carry Walmart ... sheeesh
UPDATE: The point to this update is to show that some gun thugs have spewed all kinds of hate against Sheriff Gillespie. I found this video from "Tactical Tony." TacTony talks about his prepping for the "revolution" before he went to Bundy's ranch to join Bundy's thugs in their 'range war' against United States. Tony also calls Sheriff Gillespie a coward and accused Gillespie of trying to get people "slaughtered" while Bundy thugs were helping Cliven Bundy violate a Federal Court Order against him.
UPDATE 2: Shooters spoke of white supremacy and a desire to kill police
Las Vegas Journal updated their coverage and report
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.”Southern Poverty Law Center has several articles regarding white supremacy with sovereign citizen. Sovereign citizens are nutty and think that the U.S. government is an illegal government and that police are militarized to help the unlawful government strip people of liberties.
The flag is named for Christopher Gadsden a Revolutionary War general who designed it. It has recently come back in vogue as an adopted symbol of the American tea party movement.
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.
Neighbor Krista Koch 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.
From Southern Poverty Law Center
Sovereigns believe that they — not judges, juries, law enforcement or elected officials — get to decide which laws to obey and which to ignore.Ah ... white supremacists living in an open carry state ... what could possibly go wrong? Or a better question, what the hell is wrong with those state legislators? Government's primary duty is to protect citizens instead they pander to the nuts heading the NRA.
... In May 2010, for example, a father-son team of sovereigns murdered two police officers with an assault rifle when they were pulled over on the interstate while traveling through West Memphis, Ark.
... the sovereign citizens movement mostly attracted white supremacists and anti-Semites, mainly because sovereign theories originated in groups that saw Jews as working behind the scenes to manipulate financial institutions and control the government.
UPDATE 3: The male shooter had been to Cliven Bundy's ranch.
The man told [Brandon] 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.Ok, I will say it, Carol Bundy is a lying thug.
Reached Sunday, the rancher’s wife, Carol Bundy, said the shooting and the April standoff against the federal government were not linked.
“I have not seen or heard anything from the militia and others who have came to our ranch that would, in any way, make me think they had an intent to kill or harm anyone,” Carol Bundy said.