Couple accused in Las Vegas police shooting have Indiana connection, criminal background

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A quiet street in Lafayette, Indiana used to be home to the couple accused of going on a shooting spree in Las Vegas. Jerad and Amanda Miller are accused of going on a shooting rampage, killing three people. Police believe Amanda Miller shot her husband before turning the gun herself.

The Millers are accused of opening fire inside a pizza restaurant around 11:20 a.m., killing two officers who were having lunch. The officers were identified as Alyn Beck, 41, and Igor Soldo, 31.

The suspects took the officers’ guns and ammunition, Assistant Sheriff Kevin MacMahill told reporters. They “made a statement — something to the effect of, ‘This is a revolution.”

Police said the Millers then ran to a nearby Walmart and killed a shopper, identified as Joseph Wilcox, at the store’s entrance.

The Millers used to live in an apartment unit located in the 1200 block of Weaver Street. Neighbors described Jerad Miller as odd and they said he seemed paranoid.

“He was weird, really weird but she was a quiet young lady and never said anything out of the way. I just can’t believe it,” said former neighbor Connie Kennedy.

Curtis Miller, who is not related, used to live in an apartment unit next door to the couple. He said Jerad showed him a collection of guns and knives.

“He was paranoid about the police and government, always worried they were going to come after him,” said Curtis Miller.

Jared’s last post on facebook was June 7th, he wrote “The dawn of a new day. May all of our coming sacrifices be worth it.”

According to the Tippecanoe County Jail, Jerad Miller was booked nine times since 2007. He has been accused of various crimes including pointing a gun, battery strangulation and violating his house arrest.

Lafayette Police are working with investigators in Las Vegas. Monday afternoon an officer visited the house on Weaver Street.

“I just want us to be able to do whatever we can to help this investigation, again express my condolences to the families and their officers,” said Lafayette Police Chief Patrick Flannelly.