Two Officers, others killed in shooting spree in Las Vegas

It's not the kind of story we usually highlight here but the shooting spree earlier today in Las Vegas is a tragedy for those families, loved ones and friends of those who were killed,

From Joe Schoenmann:

Two assasins ambushed two police officers during their lunch break earlier today, then took their weapons and ammunition before heading into a near-by Wal-Mart to continue their spree.

Joe Schoenmann at the Las Vegas Sun:

Two suspects declaring the start of "a revolution" shot and killed two police officers this morning at a pizza restaurant on Nellis Boulevard, then ran into a nearby Wal-Mart and shot at least one other person before killing themselves, according to Metro Police.

Sheriff Douglas Gillespie, in an afternoon news conference, identified the dead officers as Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31. The two were patrol officers in the area.

"What precipitated this event, we do not know," a subdued Gillespie said. "My officers were simply having lunch when the shooting started."

He did not identify the dead assailants or the victim shot in the Wal-Mart.

A woman who said she witnessed the start of the bloodshed described an execution-style assault on two officers who were eating pizza and probably never saw the attack coming.

Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill said the two suspects ambushed and shot the two officers shortly before 11:30 a.m. at the CiCi's Pizza at 309 N. Nellis Blvd., near Stewart Avenue. Officer Larry Hadfield, a Metro spokesman, said one of the suspects yelled, "This is a revolution." Gillespie, however, said at the news conference he could not confirm the revolution comment.

For more of the story: Las Vegas Sun