Las Vegas Shooters Believed to be White Supremacists

Sheriff Doug Gillespie, left, spoke 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, left, and Igor Soldo.
Sheriff Doug Gillespie, left, spoke 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, left, and Igor Soldo. –AP

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.

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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.

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