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Monday, 9 June 2014 | MYT 7:50 AM

Two Las Vegas policemen dead after being shot in ambush

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Two Las Vegas policemen shot in an ambush while eating lunch in a pizza parlour on Sunday have died, Clark County Sheriff Douglas Gillepsie told a news conference.

Gillespie said one of the two officers managed to return fire before the two suspects, a man and woman, fled to a nearby Wal-Mart store, where they killed a bystander and then killed themselves following a further exchange of gunfire with police.

(Reporting by Alexie Shurmur; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Eric Walsh)


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