Funeral set for good Samaritan in Vegas shooting

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: 6/15/2014 8:33 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A funeral is scheduled next weekend for a Las Vegas man killed when he tried to draw his own gun and stop two armed assailants who ambushed two police officers and took their guns before entering a Wal-Mart store where they died.

The Nevada Division of Emergency Management says services for Joseph Wilcox will take place at 2 p.m. June 22 at the Palm Downtown Mortuary on Main Street, and will be open to the public.

A funeral was held Thursday for slain police Officer Igor Soldo, and a memorial is scheduled Saturday for slain Officer Alyn Beck.

Police say the 31-year-old Wilcox tried to draw his legally concealed handgun and move toward a gun-wielding Jerad Miller when he was shot and killed by Miller's wife and accomplice, Amanda Miller.

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