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Vegas Cop Killers Wore Adult Diapers

Jerad, Amanda Miller planned for a long firefight in Walmart

(Newser) - The couple who killed two Las Vegas police officers and one civilian before dying themselves earlier this month apparently planned for a much longer rampage. When Jerad and Amanda Miller entered a Walmart after executing the police officers at a pizza restaurant, they had five guns, armor-piercing rounds, and military... More »

Dead Rapper May Have Been Target in Vegas Shooting

'Kenny Clutch' shot while driving Maserati

(Newser) - A local rapper was killed in the Las Vegas drive-by shooting that also left two innocent bystanders dead yesterday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Kenneth Cherry, known as Kenny Clutch, was fatally shot while driving the Maserati that subsequently smashed into a taxi. The 27-year-old rapper, as well as the... More »

Vegas Shooter Killed His Brother in 1976

Johnny Wicks also implicated in rape, robbery, domestic abuse

(Newser) - The man who killed a court officer, wounded a US marshal, and died himself in a hail of police bullets in Las Vegas on Monday was no stranger to the criminal justice system. The most egregious of Johnny Wicks’ transgressions was a 1976 conviction for the murder of his own... More »

Vegas Shooter Enraged Over Social Security Cutback

Claimed he'd been racially discriminated against

(Newser) - Police have identified the culprit in yesterday’s Las Vegas courthouse shootout as Johnny Lee Wicks, a black 66-year-old retiree who, they believe, was enraged over a recent Social Security dispute. When Wicks moved from California to Nevada in January 2008, his Social Security check shrank, because he lost a... More »

Officer Dead After Shootout at Vegas Federal Building

Suspect killed, marshal seriously wounded

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a federal building in downtown Las Vegas today, killing a court officer and wounding a second before he was shot to death. The victims included a 65-year-old court security officer, who was killed, and a 48-year-old deputy US marshal, who is in... More »

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