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Lafayette Couple Responsible In Las Vegas Police Shooting

A husband-and-wife duo from Lafayette, Indiana are suspected of killing two Las Vegas police officers, claiming themselves as "freedom fighters."

Police say the couple demonstrated their anti-government sentiments using symbols like a

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Police say the couple demonstrated their anti-government sentiments using symbols like a "Don't Tread on Me" flag and a Nazi swastika placed on one of the police officers they ambushed Sunday at a pizza restaurant.

A husband-and-wife from Lafayette who shot and killed two Las Vegas police officers and another person Sunday before killing themselves, claimed they were “freedom fighters” hoping to spark an anti-government revolution.

Police say Jerad and Amanda Miller portrayed themselves as gun-loving heroes battling the “oppression” and “tyranny” they insisted the federal government had imposed upon the nation.

According to CNN, police say the couple demonstrated with anti-government symbols after shooting:

Among the clues: a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag and a Nazi swastika the couple placed on one of the police officers they ambushed Sunday at a pizza restaurant. They pinned onto the other officer’s body a note saying something to the effect of “this is the beginning of the revolution,” Second Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill told reporters.

Records show Jerad Miller had a lengthy criminal background in Tippecanoe County, including arrests for battery by means of strangulation, criminal recklessness, hazing and possession of marijuana.

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