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Threat from shooting suspect, Jerad Miller, caught on tape

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LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police confirmed Wednesday they actually questioned shooting suspect Jerad Miller about a threat to shoot people back in February of this year.

It was one of three encounters Metro Police had with Jerad Miller and his wife Amanda Miller prior to the murderous rampage last Sunday.

The I-Team obtained an audio recording of the threat Jerad Miller made back in February that led police to question him. The comments about shooting people came during a recorded call Miller made to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Miller had just moved to southern Nevada from Indiana and discovered his Indiana driver’s license had been suspended. He learned about the license problem as he entered Nevada and was stopped at a road-block on Hoover Dam.

Even as investigators look into Jerad and Amanda Miller's extremist Internet postings, it turns out Jerad Miller was questioned by Las Vegas terrorism detectives months prior to Sunday’s shooting rampage.

“The first contact we're currently aware of, the southern Nevada counter terrorism center, which is our fusion center, had received information in the case he had made some threatening remarks to the Indiana Department of Motor Vehicles,” Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill said during Wednesday’s news conference.

“I'm really f---ing sick and tired of all these laws and regulations. Absolutely, f---ing insane,” Miller said to someone at the DMV’s helpline.

He had been stopped by Hoover Dam security while entering Nevada and had his Indiana driver’s license confiscated because it was suspended.

“I go through a f---ing checkpoint, you know, they pull me out of the car, you know, search me and s---, take my f---ing license from me, my only ID,” Miller said.

When the DMV clerk tries to explain how Miller can get his license re-instated, Miller issues a chilling warning.

“And if they come to arrest me for non-compliance or whatever, I'm gonna just start shooting people,” he said.

The recording was shared by Indiana officials with the Nevada Department of Public Safety, which sent information along to the terrorism fusion center in Las Vegas.

Detectives interviewed Miller, but didn't find anything to arrest him for.

“He said he did not threaten to shoot anyone but was specifically saying this is how someone would get shot. At that point, our detectives made a determination that probable cause for an arrest did not exist at that time,” McMahill said.

Local police had two more encounters with the Millers before last Sunday's murders, April 10 and again on May 31, when the Millers were interviewed as witness in crimes committed by other people.

Police say in all the encounters with the Millers prior to the tragedy, officers got no indication the Millers were anti-police or posed a threat to anyone.

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