The Las Vegas police shooters were identified as two Neo-Nazi socialists.
Neighbors said “Jared” and “Amanda” had talked about killing police officers then going underground until the time was right to come out and kill some more.
They were also meth-heads.
Sheriff Doug Gillespie, left, speaks at a news conference on the shooting of two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Las Vegas. The two officer killed were Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo. (AP /John Locher)
The conspiracy nuts were drug addicts.
The Las Vegas Review Journal reported:
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.
The couple was using meth.
The Washington Times reported:
A picture is starting to form about the two shooting suspects who are accused of killing two police officers and a female civilian before turning the guns on themselves in Las Vegas over the weekend: They were a husband-wife team, reported white supremacists and reputed methamphetamine users who were obsessed with conspiracy theories, investigators say.
The suspected shooters — now dead — were identified by a neighbor as Jared and Amanda, the Daily Mail reported. Their last names are still not released.
They reportedly stormed a Cici’s Pizza on the northeastern edge of Las Vegas, where two police officers were eating their lunch. They shot the two officers — both at point blank and one in the head — and then ransacked their bodies for ammunition and weapons, the Daily Mail reported. The couple then reportedly tossed a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag over their bodies.
The dead officers have been identified as Alyn Beck, 42, and Igor Soldo, 31.