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2 officers, 3 others dead in Las Vegas shooting

A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer walks near the scene of a shooting, Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Las Vegas. Police say two suspects shot two officers at a Las Vegas pizza parlor before fatally shooting a person and turning the guns on themselves at a nearby Walmart. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Police and firefighters appear on the scene of a shooting at a Walmart, Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Las Vegas. Police say two suspects shot two officers at a Las Vegas pizza parlor before fatally shooting a person and turning the guns on themselves at a nearby Walmart. (AP Photo/John Locher)

A Las Vegas police officer walks near the scene of a shooting in Las Vegas, Sunday, June 8, 2014. The spree began around 11:30 a.m. Sunday when a man and woman walked into CiCi’s Pizza and shot two officers who were eating lunch, Las Vegas police spokesman Larry Hadfield said. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Eric Verduzco)

Las Vegas police officers prepare to go near the scene of a shooting in Las Vegas, Sunday, June 8, 2014. The spree began around 11:30 a.m. Sunday when a man and woman walked into CiCi’s Pizza and shot two officers who were eating lunch, Las Vegas police spokesman Larry Hadfield said. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Eric Verduzco)

Las Vegas police officers are near the scene of a shooting in Las Vegas, Sunday, June 8, 2014. The spree began around 11:30 a.m. Sunday when a man and woman walked into CiCi’s Pizza and shot two officers who were eating lunch, Las Vegas police spokesman Larry Hadfield said. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Eric Verduzco)

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Las Vegas Police officials say two suspects, a man and a woman shot and killed two police officers at a Las Vegas eatery Sunday before fatally shooting a third person and killing themselves inside a nearby Walmart.

The two officers have since been identified as Alyn Beck, 42, and Igor Soldo, 32. One of the officers was able to fire back before he died, but it’s unclear if the suspects were hit, Sheriff Doug Gillespie of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department said at a news conference Sunday afternoon.

Gov. Brian Sandoval issued a statement saying, “I am devastated by the news today of two officers and an innocent bystander who were murdered in an act of senseless violence. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.”

Las Vegas police spokesman Larry Hadfield says the spree began late Sunday morning when a man and woman walked into CiCi’s Pizza and shot two officers who were eating lunch. Hadfield also told the AP one of the suspects yelled, “This is a revolution,” but the motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

He says the suspects then fled to the Walmart across the street, where they fatally shot a person inside and then killed themselves in an apparent suicide pact. The victims identity hasn’t been confirmed and the suspects name have not been released.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

Two suspects shot and critically injured two police officers at a Las Vegas pizza restaurant Sunday before fatally shooting a third person and killing themselves inside a nearby Walmart, investigators said.

The spree began around 11:30 a.m. Sunday when a man and woman walked into CiCi’s Pizza and shot two officers who were eating lunch, Las Vegas police spokesman Larry Hadfield said.

One of the suspects yelled, “This is a revolution,” but the motive for the shooting remains under investigation, Hadfield said.

The two suspects then fled to the Walmart across the street, where they fatally shot a person inside and then killed themselves in an apparent suicide pact, Hadfield said.

The condition of the two officers was not immediately known, he said, but an update would be provided later Sunday.

“I think in any case where people are ambushed and shot it’s upsetting to the public,” Hadfield told The Associated Press. “We don’t know anything about the suspects yet and are trying to learn more.”

Clark County Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill said at a news conference that the male suspect yelled “everyone get out” before shooting at Walmart. The man and woman then went to the back of the store.

The names of the suspects and victims and their cause of death will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Walmart employees and shoppers were taken to a nearby clothing store to be interviewed by police. The restaurant and Walmart remained closed as detectives processed evidence.

Walmart issued a statement saying it’s working with police on the investigation.

“We express our deepest condolences to everyone who has been affected by this senseless act of violence,” company spokesman Brooke Buchanan said.

Associated Press

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