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Vegas police officers shot while eating lunch identified

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Vegas police officers shot while eating lunch identified

By KTNV Staff. CREATED Jun 8, 2014 - UPDATED: Jun 8, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Two Las Vegas police officers are dead after they were shot shortly before 11:30 a.m. Sunday at a CiCi's Pizza restaurant in the 300 block of North Nellis Boulevard, near Stewart Avenue.

According to officials, two people entered the restaurant and shot the police officers as they were eating. The two people then took the officer's guns and ammunition and left the restaurant.

Witness said the shooters allegedly yelled "This is a revolution!" during the incident.

The shooters then made their way to a nearby Walmart, also on North Nellis Boulevard.

WITNESS ACCOUNTS RELATED TO DEADLY SHOOTINGS

As they entered Walmart, they shot and killed another person, believed to be a woman. Police said the alleged shooters exchanged gunfire with responding police officers. The male and female then made their way to the back of the store and killed themselves in an apparent suicide pact.

The police officers have been identified by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as 41-year-old Alyn R. Beck and 31-year-old Igor Soldo. Their names were released during a press conference by Sheriff Doug Gillespie on Sunday afternoon at LVMPD's headquarters.

The two officers were assigned to the Northeast Area Command. Beck had been employeed with LVMPD since Aug. 2001. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

Soldo had been employed with LVMPD since April 2006. He was also married and leaves behind a wife and baby.

It is believed the female shooting suspect shot the male first and then shot herself. The suspects have not yet been identified. Neither has the other person who was shot at Walmart.

Police are expected to be on both crime scenes for approximately another 8 to 12 hours. They are interviewing dozens of witnesses.

STATEMENTS REGARDING DEADLY SHOOTINGS

This is the first time two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers have been killed during a single incident, according to Sheriff Doug Gillespie.

Gillespie said during the press conference he is not able to confirm the suspected shooters yelled anything about a revolution. He also said that the police officers were "simply having lunch."

In addition, Gillespie said all Las Vegas patrol officers would be riding with a partner for the next few days. Patrol officers usually work alone.

The Clark County coroner will officially release the names and ages of all who died.

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Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call LVMPD's homicide section at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Action News will continue to update as more information becomes available.