Law enforcement officials identified Jerad and Amanda Miller as the suspected shooters who gunned down two police officers and a bystander in Las Vegas.
According to assistant sheriff Kevin McMahill, Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda, had ideology that was along the lines of “militia and white supremacists.”
Las Vegas police say they are looking into whether the two suspects in the shooting deaths of two officers had been at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch during a standoff earlier this year. One of the suspects, Jerad Miller is seen on this local television report among supporters of the Nevada rancher speaking to journalists about resisting the feds.
According to neighbor Jessica Anderson, Jerad told her he had been kicked off Cliven Bundy’s ranch during the April protest against the Bureau of Land Management there. Bundy’s wife Carol told the Review-Journal that the shooting was not related to the standoff between ranchers and the federal government.
“I have not seen or heard anything from the militia and others who have came to our ranch that would, in any way, make me think they had an intent to kill or harm anyone,” Carol Bundy said.
Neighbor Krista Koch described the couple as “militant” to the Review-Journal, and said that the two had talked about a plan to kill police officers. She told KTNV the two liked to dress up as Batman villains Joker and Harley Quinn, and that Jerad sometimes dressed as Slender Man.
Another neighbor, Brandon Monroe, said Jerad often rambled about conspiracy theories and wore camouflage, but also dressed as Peter Pan to work as a street performer at the Fremont Street Experience. Monroe described them as weird people who he thought used methamphetamine.