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June 10, 2014

Suspect in Vegas rampage lived in Indiana

ANDERSON, Ind. — Jerad Miller, one of two gunmen who killed two Las Vegas police officers and a bystander in a shooting spree on Sunday, briefly lived in Anderson, Indiana in 2003.

Miller, 31, and his wife, Amanda, have been identified as the couple who shot two policemen at a Cici's Pizza and a third man at a Wal-Mart before killing themselves.

Las Vegas officers Alyn Beck, 31, and Igor Soldo, 31, were gunned down as they ate lunch in the pizza restaurant. The third man, Joseph Wilcox, 31, was shopping at a nearby Wal-Mart and carrying a concealed weapon when he confronted the Millers moments after the couple killed the officers, according to The Associated Press.

According to witnesses, one of the shooters reportedly yelled, "This is a revolution!" during the assault.

Wilcox reportedly saw Jerad Miller fire a shot and went to confront him. Miller's wife, Amanda, pulled out a gun and shot Wilcox in the rib area. He collapsed and died. The couple exchanged gunfire with police before killing themselves, police said.

Amanda Miller, 22, shot her husband before killing herself, police said.

Until last fall, the Millers lived in Lafayette, Ind., where Amanda Woodruff attended Jefferson High School. The two married on Sept. 22, 2012, and were living in Las Vegas by March of this year.

Jerad Miller's Facebook page contains messages with anti-government views. Among those is a message specifically about his troubles with the law in Madison County, Indiana.

Miller, a native of the Washington state, changed his address to the 600 block of West Sixth Street in Anderson by 2004.

According to Anderson Police Department Detective Joel Sandefur, Miller was under investigation for a drug case by the Madison County Drug Task Force in 2003, which led to his arrest for possession of marijuana.

In November, he pleaded guilty and paid a $66 fine with $334 in court costs. He was sentenced to one year in jail with 286 days suspended; the remainder he had served in the Madison County Jail.

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