(CNN/Various sources) — At a news conference Monday, more was learned about the couple who shot and killed two police officers and a civilian in Las Vegas.
31-year-old Jerad Miller and his wife Amanda went on a cross-country trip that began in his home state of Indiana, where the couple would eventually wind up in Las Vegas. There, authorities say they opened fire on two police officers, killing them before shooting to death another man in a Wal-Mart store.
The Millers walked into a CiCi’s Pizza and shot 31-year-old officer Igor Saldo once in the head. Before his partner 41-year-old Alyn Beck could react, Jerad Miller shot him once in the throat.
The couple then fired more rounds at the officers, before pulling their bodies out of the booth.
Kevin McMahill, Asst. Sheriff of Clark County, Nevada, said the Millers then “placed a Gasden flag, which is a don’t-tread-on-me flag on the body of officer Beck. They also threw a swastika on the body.”
After pinning a note on officer Saldo declaring a revolution, and shouting that, the Millers went across the street to a Wal-Mart, immediately firing a round, telling patrons to get out, and that police were on the way.
Customer Joseph Wilcox didn’t run — he was carrying a concealed weapon — and confronted Jerad Miller.
“Upon completing that action,” said McMahill, “he did not realize that Amanda Miller was with Jerad Miller and passed her directly. As soon as he began to confront Jerad Miller with his firearm, Amanda Miller removed her firearm and shot him one time in the ribs area, where he immediately collapsed.”
After exchanging gunfire with police, the rampage came to an end when Amanda Miller shot her husband, and then herself.
In a YouTube video, Jerad speaks to his wife, apparently days before going to jail. His criminal record includes strangulation and criminal recklessness for pointing a firearm.
He said on Facebook that his criminal record got him kicked off Cliven Bundy’s ranch during the recent standoff with the government.
McMahill said that “we believe that (the Millers) equate government and law enforcement with fascism. Those who support it (are) Nazis. They believe law enforcement is the oppressor.”