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Killers of Las Vegas cops harboured anti-government ideology

Published on Jun 10, 2014 9:29 AM
Photos of shooting suspects Jerad and Amanda Miller are displayed during a news conference at Metro Police headquarters in Las Vegas on June 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LAS VEGAS (REUTERS) - A married couple who shot dead two Las Vegas police officers in a weekend pizza parlour ambush harboured anti-government and white supremacist ideology and threw a swastika on the body of one of the officers they gunned down, police said on Monday.

The couple are believed to have acted alone on Sunday when they killed the lunching policemen before heading to a nearby Walmart, where they killed a bystander who tried to stop them.

Later, surrounded by police, 22-year-old Amanda Miller shot and killed her 31-year-old husband, Jerad, then took her own life.

"At this time we believe this is an isolated act," Assistant Clark County Sheriff Kevin McMahill told a news conference.

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