Ambush attack leaves 5 dead including 2 officers, Nellis Boulevard

Streets blocked off in aftermath of ambush-style shooting that leaves five dead, including two Las Vegas Metro officers, on North Nellis Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 8, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

LAS VEGAS – Five people were shot dead Sunday, including two Las Vegas metropolitan police officers, after an apparent ambush attack in a pizza parlor which spilled over to a nearby Wal-Mart in the same plaza, where the two shooters fatally shot a woman before turning the gun on themselves.

Streets blocked off in aftermath of ambush-style shooting leaves five dead, including two Las Vegas Metro officers, on North Nellis Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 8, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Streets blocked off in aftermath of ambush-style shooting leaves five dead, including two Las Vegas Metro officers, on North Nellis Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 8, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

At 11:22 a.m., a man and woman walked into Cici’s Pizza, located at 309 N. Nellis Blvd. in northeast Las Vegas, and shot and killed two officers who were eating lunch, Sheriff Doug Gillespie of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said at a press conference Sunday afternoon.

One officer died on the scene, the other died while in surgery at the hospital.

The pair then ran over to a nearby Wal-Mart where they shot and killed a customer near the front of the store. Arriving officers exchanged fire with the two suspects inside the Wal-Mart, Gillespie said.

Another round of shots were heard in the store that appeared to result in the suspects’ deaths.

“The female suspect shot the male suspect then took her own life,” Gillespie said.

Gillespie identified the two officers killed as Alyn Beck, 42, and Igor Soldo, 32. The identity of the third shooting victim has not been confirmed, and the suspects’ names have not been released.

Gillespie said:

I say to the community and I say to my officers, it’s a tragic day. It’s a very, very difficult day but we still have a community to police and we still have a community to protect. We will be out there doing it with our heads held high but an emptiness in our hearts. It is truly a tragic day here in the Las Vegas Valley.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by the authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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8 Comments

  • Applejack June 9, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Yesterday 2cops and one innocent person were killed in cold blood by two cowards with guns. This is a real tragedy and I pray that the families of everyone involved find some kind if peace and resolution soon.

  • Jeeper June 9, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks to people like Cliven Bundy and Bryan Hyde the nuts have been encouraged and are taking action. Cliven and Bryan have encouraged acts like this. I hope they re-think their priorities in life.

    • Zeke June 10, 2014 at 7:23 am

      Thanks Jeepers for being sucked into the national media vortex of thought control. The 2 freaks who murdered these cops did make an appearance at the Bundy event but were kicked out very quickly because of the bad vibes they put out.
      Although I don’t agree with all of what the Bundy group stands for, one thing is for sure, they are NOT anarchist murders. They are doing what citizens have been doing for 200 years. And that is standing up for what they believe in and holding the government accountable for their actions. Whether it’s right or wrong, we still have the right to peacefully complain.
      Those two freaks who moved to LV in January had brains that had already short-circuited and are not affiliated with any law-abiding group that is practicing their 1st Amendment rights to protest the actions of the BLM.
      Don’t get sucked into propaganda national media as they try and make ALL Bundy supporters into cop killers. Do your own research and use “your” brain for a change.

    • Brian June 10, 2014 at 9:20 am

      This guy was created by two things: 1) A lack of parenting. It’s very clear he was raised by a TV and a game console. 2) Our sick culture. It’s clear this guy spent a LOT of time watching movies and believing them. Apparently he thought Batman movies were documentaries or training videos, rather than fiction. There are more red flags here than at a russian garage sale, but the fact that he showed up to (and was kicked out of) the Bundy protest or used the Gadsden flag aren’t among them. This sick idiot represents none of the conservative principles I embrace.

  • concerned citizen June 9, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    These are the type of people that are aligning with and supporting Cliven Bundy.
    They were at the ranch. They were welcomed in and only asked to leave after it was discovered one of them had an auto theft conviction.
    This should speak volumes about the “character” of Cliven Bundet, et al.

    • Zeke June 10, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Thanks ” concerned but un-informed citizen” for your 2-bits worth. You and Jeepers need to get out more.

  • JOSH DALTON June 10, 2014 at 8:03 am

    I wish the civilian would have got the shot off and save the day. Then I think carrying a firearm all the time would have been justified. What are people so afraid of that having a gun makes them feel safe. This situation does not happen everyday. If it did then we would all have to carry a firearm all the time. Or course the argument is if everybody was packing in that pizza place then this would not have happened…not true. Maybe other would have been killed by friendly fire by other civilians that are not rained in combat situations. Shooting at a target at a gun range does not make you combat ready!

    • Bender June 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      You go Josh. Only when every man, women and child is open carrying with a semi automatic will we ever be safe. It’s only common sense. More people carrying tools meant to kill people means less people killing people.

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