Police confirm CHL holder tried to intervene but, was shot from behind| Las Vegas Review Journal

“…Jerad Miller was confronted by Joseph Robert Wilcox, 31, of Las Vegas. Wilcox was legally carrying a concealed pistol. Wilcox was unaware that Amanda Miller, who was pushing a shopping cart, was involved in the incident and “lying in wait,” the official said.

She slipped behind Wilcox and shot him at close range.

“He had no idea the wife was walking behind him,” the police official said of the murdered man. “This guy (Wilcox) was not some idiot with a gun. To me, he was a hero. He was trying to stop an active shooter.”

via Shooters carried arsenal, supplies into Sunday rampage | Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Mr. Wilcox, we salute you!

-GM

Three killed, suspects commit suicide after Las Vegas shooting spree — RT USA

lasvegasrtTwo Las Vegas police officers and a civilian have been reportedly killed in a shooting spree that started at a pizza restaurant and spilled over to a neighboring Walmart store. Two suspects – a man and a woman – are reportedly down.

via Three killed, suspects commit suicide after Las Vegas shooting spree — RT USA.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the fallen officers and civilian in Las Vegas. There is an unconfirmed report that the civilian may have been a concealed handgun permit holder who engaged the bad guys. Whether that is the case or not, we are thankful this wasn’t worse than it is.

-GM