Vegas man who tried to stop gunman remembered

Las Vegas police say Joseph Wilcox (shown) was one of the three people shot dead on Sunday, June 8, 2014 by Jerard Miller and his wife, Amanda in Las Vegas, Nevada. The couple left a manifesto and reportedly said at the time of the shootings that they were starting a revolution. The two shot dead two police officers in a pizza restaurant before running to a nearby Walmart parking lot where they shot dead bystander Joseph Wilcox. Police say the Millers ran to the rear of the store where Amanda shot her husband and then herself. (Courtesy Wilcox Family)
Joseph Wilcox (Courtesy Wilcox Family)
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Updated: 6/22/2014 9:21 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A community that has mourned two Las Vegas police officers killed by a couple on a shooting rampage two weeks ago will gather again to eulogize a 31-year-old man hailed as a hero for dying while trying to stop the rampage.

Joseph Wilcox's memorial is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Palm Downtown Mortuary on Main Street.

Wilcox went for his own legal and concealed handgun after the assailants killed Officers Igor Soldo and Alyn Beck at a nearby pizza shop and walked into a Wal-Mart, fired a shot in the air, and declared the start of a revolution.

Police say Wilcox moved toward one assailant, but never fired a shot before the other shot him dead.

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie declared that Wilcox died trying to protect others.


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