UPDATE: Bystander identified in rampage that killed 2 officers

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Authorities have identified the victim gunned down at the entrance of a Las Vegas Wal-Mart by a man and woman who had moments before fatally shot two officers at a nearby eatery.

Officers Alyn Beck & Igor Soldo (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

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Las Vegas, NV (AP) -- Authorities have identified the victim gunned down at the entrance of a Las Vegas Wal-Mart by a man and woman who had moments before fatally shot two officers at a nearby eatery.

The Clark County coroner's office says 31-year-old Joseph Wilcox of Las Vegas died Sunday.

Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo were killed earlier at CiCi's Pizza.

Friend Tracy Smith described Beck as "invincible," but also "very accepting and loving of people."

The organization 10,000 Kids Inc. is sponsoring a candlelight vigil for the two fallen officers at 6 p.m. Monday in Las Vegas.


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Authorities say two suspects shot and killed two police officers at a Las Vegas eatery Sunday before fatally shooting a third person and killing themselves inside a nearby Walmart.

Gov. Brian Sandoval issued a statement saying he was devastated by the murders of the two officers and an "innocent bystander." Those officers have been identified as 41-year-old Officer Alyn Beck and 31-year-old Officer Igor Soldo.

Las Vegas police spokesman Larry Hadfield says the spree began late Sunday morning when a man and woman walked into CiCi's Pizza and shot two officers who were eating lunch.

He says the suspects then fled to the Walmart across the street, where they fatally shot a person inside and then killed themselves in an apparent suicide pact.


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Police say two suspects shot two officers at a Las Vegas pizza parlor before fatally shooting a person and turning guns on themselves at a nearby Walmart.

Las Vegas police spokesman Larry Hadsield says the spree began around 11:30 a.m. Sunday when a man and woman walked into CiCi's Pizza store and shot two officers who were eating lunch.

He says one of the suspects yelled, "This is a revolution," but the motive remains under investigation.

Investigators say the two suspects then fled to the Walmart across the street where they shot a person inside and then killed themselves.

Hadsield says the condition of the two officers was not immediately known.


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