The father of the woman identified in a Las Vegas shooting that left two police officers and a civilian dead says he begged his daughter not to marry the man who acted as her accomplice, the Los Angeles Times reports.
“She was my sunshine and now she's gone, and I just don't think that I'll be able to get over it,” Todd Woodruff, 48, told the newspaper. “That son of a bitch took my sunshine. He ought to be glad he's dead or else I'm chasing him down.”
On Monday, authorities named Woodruff's daughter, Amanda Miller, 22, and her husband, Jerad Miller, 31, as the couple responsible for the violent outburst that began at a CiCi's Pizza restaurant on Sunday. The ordeal ended with both Millers dead, as Amanda shot Jerad and then took her own life in a nearby Walmart, police said.
At a press conference on Monday, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill shared details of the suspects' extremist ideologies.
"[We have] no doubt the suspects [had] some apparent ideology along the lines of militia and white supremacists," McMahill added. "We believe that they equated government... with Nazis."
Woodruff recalled these concerns about Jerad Miller, particularly on his daughter's wedding day.
“I didn’t even want to be there,” he told the L.A. Times. “The only reason I was there was because I wanted to walk my daughter down the aisle for the first time. But I puked my head off in the bathroom beforehand because I so didn’t want her to marry him.”