Vegas shooting spree

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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill points to a surveillance video during a news conference on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Las Vegas. The video shows suspects Jerad Miller and Amanda Miller in a Wal-Mart during a shootout with police. The couple shot and killed two officers who were on their lunch break at a pizza parlor, on June 8, then went to a nearby Wal-Mart, where Amanda Miller killed a shopper who confronted her husband before police arrived. After a gun battle inside the store, Amanda Miller fatally shot her husband and then herself, police said. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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A gunman who was part of a husband-wife team who killed two Las Vegas police officers in a weekend pizza restaurant ambush was shot and killed by police, not by his wife in a murder-suicide as first stated by authorities, police said on Wednesday.

The couple, who police said harbored anti-government and white supremacist views, gunned down the two policemen as they ate lunch on Sunday, then made their way to a nearby Walmart store where they killed an armed bystander who tried to stop them, authorities have said.

Las Vegas police initially said that the couple - wounded and surrounded by police - had died in an apparent murder-suicide after the wife, 22-year-old Amanda Miller, shot her husband multiple times before turning the gun on herself.

But police said on Wednesday that 31-year-old Jerad Miller was killed by police, and cited as a source of possible confusion surveillance footage that appeared to show Amanda Miller raise her gun toward her husband just after he was shot. Amanda Miller shot herself seconds later, they said. (REUTERS)


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