Two Las Vegas police officers were killed Sunday in what appears to be a politically motivated ambush in a pizza restaurant that spilled over to a nearby Wal-Mart, where the two shooters committed suicide after killing a woman in the store.
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. In a late afternoon news conference 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.”
Beck was a senior patrol officer who had taught Advanced Officer Skills Training and at the Metro academy. He was hired by Metro in 2001 and had a wife and three children.
Soldo has been a Metro officer since 2006 and had a wife and baby. Both were uniform patrol officers assigned to the Northeast Area Command.
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.
One officer was reported dead at the scene, while the other died later in surgery at University Medical Center.
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.”
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 left the pizza parlor and headed into the Wal-Mart across the street at 201 North Nellis. Witnesses at the scene reported hearing shots fired in quick succession inside the Wal-Mart.
At a news conference at about 1 p.m. Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill said the male shooter, described as a tall white man, yelled “everyone get out” before shooting.
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.
A woman was shot and killed just inside the front doors of the Wal-Mart. Her name has not yet been released.
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.
Both shooters were reportedly carrying large duffle bags, and a bomb squad was called to the scene. It’s unclear what, if anything, was found in the bags. A fire department official said the bomb squad response was “a precaution.”
Hector Garcia was shopping in Wal-Mart’s arts and crafts aisle toward the back of the store when he encountered a man brandishing a gun. He looked like he was in his 20s, was wearing camouflage and had a duffle bag draped over his shoulder.
He said the shooter appeared calm when he pointed the gun at him and said, “Don’t run.” The gunman, Garcia said, continued walking to the back of the store. Garcia said that store employees were evacuating customers through the back of the store.
After the gunman walked out of sight, Garcia walked out of the store. Garcia said he was shaken up and couldn’t remember what kind of gun the man carried.
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.
Brandon Monroe, 22, has lived in the complex for about two weeks. He said the man who lived in the apartment that was being searched often rambled about conspiracy theories. He often wore camouflage or dressed as Peter Pan to work as a Fremont Street Experience street performer. A woman lived with him, Monroe said, but he didn’t see her as often.
They were weird people, Monroe said, adding that he thought the couple used methamphetamine.
“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.
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.
Las Vegas police have not said whether they believe the attack was more than an isolated incident, but the department asked for any available off-duty officers to work Sunday afternoon.
Patrol squads were doubling up so each officer would have a partner, sources said. Metro officers usually patrol solo, but Gillespie said they would continue to ride with partners in the coming days while the investigation continues.
“It’s a very, very difficult day,” Gillespie said, “but we still have a community to police, and we still have a community to protect.”
FBI officials would say little about their involvement in the investigation.
“We will not comment on specifics at this time,” FBI spokeswoman Bridget Pappas said. “The FBI is working closely with LVMPD and our law enforcement partners to determine the facts of this tragic incident.”
A WAR ZONE
Late into the afternoon dozens of bystanders were standing outside police tape, watching the investigation. Wal-Mart employees and shoppers cried and hugged before police took them to be interviewed in a nearby store. After talking with witnesses, officers took them to one of several buses waiting in the parking lot.
A grandmother who was shopping in Wal-Mart 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.
Marlene Buck works at the Denny’s on Nellis across from Wal-Mart. She said she was impressed with Metro’s quick response.
“It took less than fifteen minutes,” she said.
As police patrol cars cordoned off the street, Buck said restaurant customers crowded against the windows and started to rush outside.
“I did everything I could to keep everyone inside,” she said, adding it looked like a war zone and making a machine-gun gesture with her hands.
Reporters Francis McCabe, Mike Blasky, Wesley Juhl, Annalise Porter, Ricardo Torres, Keith Rogers and Jeff German and photographer Erik Verduzco contributed to this report.
19 thoughts on “Shooters in Metro ambush that left five dead spoke of white supremacy and a desire to kill police”
I live right down the street from where this happened. I didn’t hear about it till this morning because I don’t watch the news on TV. I did however hear all the sirens about that time but thought it was an accident, those are common where I live.
This sounds like a false flag as the terms they are using are disturbing. “The beginning of the revolution” and covering one of the cops with a Gadsden flag, the guy was wearing cammo and such just sounds like they are going to escalate their agenda. This will put the cops in a even higher defense mode and anyone with cammo’s or a flag will be a potential target at least in this town and I’m sure other city’s. Be vigilant as you go about your daily business, the pot ,it would seem has boiled over.
I guess that I had better remove my Gadsden Flag plate from the front of my truck so the cops don’t pull me over.
They are going to keep pushing until either the cops or the Patriots lose it aren’t they?
Only 15 minutes response time for police to get there… WOW.. glad I was not under the gun…How many times will this story change? As usual, white militant, drug user and Nazi based… carrying guns… If you are going to start a so called revolution, why kill yourself? to many questions, with too many answers over the next few days.
You’re telling me that it took them 15 minutes to arrive at the scene? Hell, 3 Round Rock Police cars arrived at my apartment in less than 5 minutes when I was being assaulted. What the hell took these idiots so long?
She described them as “militant.”
mil·i·tant ˈmilətənt/ adjective adjective: militant
1. combative and aggressive in support of a political or social cause, and typically favoring extreme, violent, or confrontational methods.
“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.”
She did not know the couples last names, but she knew they were “planning to kill police officers”.
Militant and Terrorist are words the NWO uses for Freedom Fighters. and now a days applied to Patriots and Christians.
MILITANT?? What the hell does a militant look like? How would she know they were militant?
This whole story reeks of false flag. As I read through the story I knew it would not be long before they mentioned Clivan Bundy.
I believe this like I believe 911 Arabs with box cutters took down World Trade Center, Boston Marathon Bombing and Sandy Hook.
This is insane!! They are coming for us, dear people. In the attached article the shooters “believed in conspiracy theories”, don’t trust the government, etc., etc.
My Fellow Americans:
Another fine Gov’t-Op brought to you be the same PIC’s (Pyscho’s-In-Charge) as Newtown, Colorado Theather, Seik Temple,… and a hundred others.
Henry and I have openly discussed this kind of escalation,… and was warning our listeners not more than a week ago,.. these PIC’s are OVER-Due for their next series of Black-Ops.
So lets see what we got here:
They have now resorted to using the last catagory of “victims” which they (the PIC’s) traditionally do not touch,.. cops (assuming anyone was even hurt or killed in this theatrical operation)
Remember,.. they are trying to evoke an EMOTIONAL RESPONSE (the basis of a Bernaysian Reflex),…
So,.. so far they have:
– Attacked cities and destroyed buildings,… (9/11)
– So far they have tried Race Baiting (the knock out game and others)
– Terrorizing the general population (having cops kill civilians)
– Shooting naturing women (Newtown)
– Shooting children (Newtown)
– Jailing whistleblowers (by the hundreds)
– and now,.. their catagory of targets of “Last-Resort”,.. start shooting and killing the people they are expecting to terrorize and kill Americans on the behalf of the PIC’s,.. the cops.
This is intended to appall the average (dumb-downed) American,.. and to enrage the cops to become even MORE violent!
This will fit all to neatly with the commies pushing their lastest Disarmement Bill.
Prediction: As they (the commies running the Enemy-Force-In-Occupation – EFIO) become even more desperate,…. expect to see even larger, more violent Gov’t Black Ops (False-Flags), Theater Productions, Stage Craft,.. and shear acts of insanity from the insane,.. which are the leaders running the EFIO.
From the PIC’s point of view,.. they MUST disarm Americans!!! Bar none!,.. by hook or crook,.. even if it means killing innocent men, women and children, by the indivdual, by the dozens, by the hundreds or even thousands!
They (the world Banksters/Corporate Mafia) can NOT continue the process of Total Theft,.. Total Wealth Extraction, Total Control,.. and Total Extermination as long Americans have the Tools-Of-Liberty, the Tools-Of-Freedom,… the Tools-Of-Self Preservation in their hands,… where I trust in God they shall ever remain!
Standby people,.. more to come,… guranteed.
JD – US Marines – Insane people,.. will always do insane acts to justify themselves,.. and their goals,.. and this EFIO is little more than a circus of wholly insane people.
In this story, these are points that point toward “false flag”:
– Mention “white supremacists”.
– They ended up killing themselves.
– The NSA, ONCE AGAIN, is supposedly monitoring us all…but ONCE AGAIN missed 2 psychos (and they always miss “lone nut gunmen”, banksters, corrupt politicians, billionaires, corrupt military officials, etc…).
– There’s cameras everywhere, but is there any CLEAR footage of exactly what happened WHILE it was happening? They were in a restaurant and there were cameras there, they went to a wal mart and there were cameras there, etc…
– They shouted something “sensational” (this is a revolution)
– They “committed suicide”.
– The phrase “conspiracy theory” is mentioned.
– If the whole thing is true, they somehow kept their “nuttiness” and “militant” ways from the NSA and all authorites who are supposedly monitoring everyone.
– An “unnamed source” says they were “militant” and talked about “conspiracy theories”. (is anyone fucking buying that??????? come on)
– How about this sentence: “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.”
– “don’t tread on me” was draped on the officers (right)
– Mention “tea party”.
– So after doing all that, they walked across the street into wal mart. Right.
– “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.” Unconfirmed, anonymous, could not confirm, etc…etc… Great reporting.
– “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.” OH BROTHER!
– They “may have” had “bombs”.
– Mention “camoflauge”.
Oh, brother, I can’t even go on anymore or I’ll be here all day.
Unfortunately, it makes me want to vomit, but I regularly
montionr the enemy comms of msnbc and during a
late morning broadcast, the talking head stated that
a neighbor (Krista Koch – mentioned in above comment) first saw them strolling through apartment complex with a shopping cart full of weapons, before they walked up and spoke with her.
Strolling with a “shopping cart” full of weapons?
Give me a fuccking break!
Hahahaaha! I know, it’s hilarious, ain’t it.
I just found out one of the guys I work with was there when this went down. He used to be the manager there and was in the place when the shooting took place. According to him it was not fake and he was there most of the day giving statements.
It is always good to get intel from a trustworthy source with eyes on.
I talked to him a bit and the way it went down was the two cops were sitting across from each other and the first cop was shot in the head then the second shooter shot the other cop in the chest just above his vest. They never said a word, took the cops gun belts, didn’t put a flag over anybody , turned around and walked to the door. Just before they walked out is when they said “this is the beginning, the revolution is beginning” or something close to that. I’m not sure I would have got the exact words in that situation. I’ll see what else I can get but the guy is pretty upset and I don’t want to push him to hard.
I believe that this thing actually happened.
They will now write the story that they want the public to believe. They will link these shooters to the Patriot movement and claim that everyone in the movement is like them. Legislation will follow and more of our rights will be stripped.
I believe your dead on Bulldog.
There’s different types of false flags: everyone’s in on it and no one got hurt, some get duped/killed who were in on it, etc…
Maybe the cops did actually get shot, but maybe those who shot the cops weren’t these two people, they were PATSIES.
Many different types of scenarios of false flags.
The cops could’ve been in on it, but were double-crossed & shot. Maybe they didn’t even die, maybe those two cops don’t exist.
The bottome line is: it’s a FALSE FLAG.
His account matches this story:
MK Ultra/mind control is what I see from it all. It all stinks to high hell.
It still stinks to high Heaven to this old woman! I am just not
buying it. Sorry!!