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Funeral services set for civilian in Walmart shooting

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Updated: 6/13/2014 6:24 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV – Funeral services for Joseph Wilcox, the man who tried to stop Jerad and Amanda Miller during their deadly shooting spree Sunday, have been scheduled.

The services will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Palm Downtown Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. The services will be open to the public.

The Millers shot and killed Metro Officers Igor Soldo, 31, and Alyn Beck, 41, as they were eating lunch at CiCi’s Restaurant near Stewart and Nellis.

Wilcox was returning a computer modem to the Nellis Boulevard Walmart when the Millers stormed the store.

The 31-year-old Wilcox had a concealed weapons permit and was carrying a handgun when he decided to confront what he thought was a lone gunman.

Wilcox went after Jerad Miller, unknowingly passing by his wife, Amanda, who also was armed.

"It was like a war zone there," said Jeremy Tanner, who has been friends with Wilcox for 16 years and was with him at Walmart when the mayhem unfolded. "We hear this guy coming and yelling, 'This is a revolution! Get out or we will shoot you.' I stayed at the entrance hoping he would turn around and we could leave together."

But Wilcox didn't return. Police say when Wilcox confronted Jerad, Amanda opened fire, shooting him once in the ribs. He died at the scene.

In a news conference Monday, Metro Sheriff Doug Gillespie called Wilcox a hero.


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