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Cop killers had 3 earlier talks with Vegas police

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    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Doug Gillespie attends a news conference Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Las Vegas. Police showed a short surveillance video of suspects Jerad Miller and Amanda Miller in a Wal-Mart during a shootout with police. The couple shot and killed two officers who were on their lunch break at a pizza parlor, on June 8, then went to a nearby Wal-Mart, where Amanda Miller killed a shopper who confronted her husband before police arrived. After a gun battle inside the store, Amanda Miller fatally shot her husband and then herself, police said. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill points to a surveillance video during a news conference on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Las Vegas. The video shows suspects Jerad Miller and Amanda Miller in a Wal-Mart during a shootout with police. The couple shot and killed two officers who were on their lunch break at a pizza parlor, on June 8, then went to a nearby Wal-Mart, where Amanda Miller killed a shopper who confronted her husband before police arrived. After a gun battle inside the store, Amanda Miller fatally shot her husband and then herself, police said. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill speaks during a news conference Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Las Vegas. Police showed a short surveillance video of suspects Jerad Miller and Amanda Miller in a Wal-Mart during a shootout with police. The couple shot and killed two officers who were on their lunch break at a pizza parlor, on June 8, then went to a nearby Wal-Mart, where Amanda Miller killed a shopper who confronted her husband before police arrived. After a gun battle inside the store, Amanda Miller fatally shot her husband and then herself, police said. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas police say they talked on three different occasions earlier this year with a couple who killed two officers and a bystander, and the pair did not express anti-police views in any of the encounters.

Investigators believe the anti-police and anti-government attitudes of Jerad and Amanda Miller fueled Sunday’s rampage in which they shot the officers at a Las Vegas eatery and then shot a shopper at a nearby Wal-Mart before they both died of gunshots.

Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill disclosed at a news conference Wednesday that Las Vegas police talked with one or both of the Millers three times after they moved to Las Vegas from Indiana in January.

He says Jared Miller was asked in February about threats he allegedly made to Indiana motor vehicle officials, and the Millers were interviewed in April and May as witnesses to alleged crimes involving others at the Las Vegas apartment complex where they lived.

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