Gunmen kill 2 police officers, another person and themselves in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV (CNN) — Two Las Vegas police officers are dead after they were shot shortly before 11:30 a.m. this morning at a Cici's pizza restaurant, near Nellis Boulevard and Stewart Avenue.
According to officials, two people entered the restaurant and shot the police officers as they were eating. The two people then took the officer's guns and ammunition and left the restaurant.
Witness says that the shooters allegedly yelled "This is a revolution!" as they were leaving.
The shooters then made their way to a nearby Walmart.
As they entered Walmart, they shot and killed another person, believed to be a woman. Police say that the alleged shooters then made their way to the back of the store and killed themselves in a suicide pact after exchaning gunfire with police officers.
The police officers have been identified by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as 42-year-old Alyn R. Beck and 32-year-old Igor Soldo. Their names were released during a press conference by Sheriff Doug Gillespie on Sunday afternoon at LVMPD's headquarters.
The two officers were assigned to the Northeast Area Command. Beck was a senior patrol officer who had taught Multi-Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capabilities at LVMPD's police academy.
The two people believed to be responsible for the shooting have not yet been identified. Neither has the person who was shot at Walmart.
Police are expected to be on both crime scenes for approximately another 8 to 12 hours. They are interviewing dozens of witnesses.
This is the first time that two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers have been killed during a single incident, according to Sheriff Doug Gillespie.
The Clark County coroner will officially release the names and ages of all who died.
Walmart released the following statement:
"We express our deepest condolences to everyone who have been affected by this senseless act of violence. Our store is currently closed. This is still an active investigation and we are working with local police."