Suspects in Police Shooting had History with the Law

LAS VEGAS -- The man who shot and injured a police officer last week has a criminal past and a hatred of law enforcement. Twenty-five-year-old Marc Hull died in that shooting. He had previous run- ins with police, even targeting them in a very violent tattoo.

When police arrived at the Wal-mart on Rainbow Boulevard and Twain at 4:30 a.m. last Friday, they expected to find an identity thief and not a cop hater.

"When they were attempting to take the male subject into custody and direct him back to the security office, the suspect pulled a handgun from his waistband and began to fire at officers," said Metro Lt. Lew Roberts.

The arrest report alleges Hull and 27-year-old Carrie Reed tried to charge $4,000 worth of electronics and merchandise to a dead man's credit card. The Wal-mart cashier called police, they showed up and a shootout ensued.

Officers Michael Ramirez, John Abel, Corey Staheli, and Beaumont Hopson were involved in the shooting. Officer Ramirez was shot in the arm and chest is recovering. Hull died from his wounds.

Police found out Hull was concealing more than a handgun -- his tattoo.

"It looks like something that was probably done behind bars, that would be my guess," said Charlie Spencer, owner of Studio 21 Tattoo.

The tattoo shows a monster-like man pointing a pistol at the head of a man wearing a badge with LVMP on it. The words say "F Cops."

Officers at the Clark County Detention Center took the picture of Hull's tattoos after a previous arrest. Hull had previous convictions for shooting at a building or car in 2004, which he served jail time for, and for possession of a firearm in 2007.

Hull's accomplice in the attempted identity theft, Carrie Reed, is at CCDC charged with burglary, attempted theft, and fraudulent use of a credit card. She has previous arrests for theft and possession and will be in court Tuesday morning.


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