The married couple who ambushed two police officers in Las Vegas on Sunday may have ties to a white supremacy group, according to multiple reports.
The pair, who have yet to be identified, shot and killed two officers and a third individual on Sunday, June 8.
They had apparently carved out a reputation for their hateful views on a number of topics, The Las Vegas Sun reported.
Residents at an apartment complex where it appeared the two lived together said they had a reputation for spouting racist, anti-government views, bragging about their gun collection and boasting that they'd spent time at Cliven Bundy's ranch during a recent standoff there between armed militia members and federal government agents.
After killing the officers, the shooters reportedly 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 Gadsden flag is supposed to symbolize American independence and freedom.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that police found swastika symbols in the couple’s apartment.
A neighbor said the assailants “were handing out white-power propaganda and were talking about doing the next Columbine.’’
Initial reports indicated that the attackers made references to a “revolution’’ before they launched their deadly attack.