Security video shows Las Vegas cop killers Amanda Miller, bottom, and her husband, Jerad, pointing guns at each other inside a Walmart on June 8, 2014. Police said she shot at him but missed, then killed herself. / Las Vegas Metro Police Department
Las Vegas police announced Wednesday that anti-government cop killer Jerad Miller was shot dead by an officer and not by his wife, as originally thought.
The change in narrative came as police released surveillance video showing the Indiana couple's final moments Sunday morning inside a Las Vegas Walmart, where they had killed an armed shopper after executing two Las Vegas police officers while they ate lunch. Miller's 22-year-old wife, Amanda, killed herself after being wounded by police.
"This is a dramatic difference from what was discussed in a previous news conference," Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill told reporters.
The Millers killed officers Igor Soldo and Alyn Beck at a pizza restaurant before storming the Wal-Mart, where Amanda Miller killed Las Vegas resident Joseph Wilcox as he attempted to shoot her husband with his concealed handgun.
The 23-second video clip shows the Millers on the floor in an aisle, with Jerad on his stomach facing her and Amanda on her back with a pistol in her hand. He can be seen pointing his pistol at her as she writhes with a gun in her right hand. She appears to have a wound to her right leg
Although the video shows her shooting at her 31-year-old husband, "None of the rounds that she fired hit him," McMahill said.
Based on the investigation and autopsies, Clark County authorities determined that Jerad Miller suffered a mortal chest wound from the rifle of one of three officers who fired at the pair.
"The male was shot, in fact, by police fire just prior to this incident," McMahill said.
A police officer was watching the live, silent Walmart store security feed and narrating what he believed was happening.
"They're looking at each other; it looks like they're shooting at each other," the officer said, adding two seconds later, "It looks like she just shot him, and she's about to 405," indicating suicide.
Three seconds later, the officer continues, "The female suspect did just shoot the male. He's knocked out."
Moments later, the screen goes black and the narrator says, "The female just shot herself in the head."
McMahill said police decided not to show Amanda Miller killing herself with a handgun because it was too graphic.
Police recovered a Smith & Wesson 9mm, a Ruger .38-caliber revolver and a Winchester 1300 12-gauge pump-action shotgun with a pistol grip that the Millers used during their rampage. They also took the dead officers' guns and ammunition.
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