Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Police ask public for help to find motive for Las Vegas massacre

Police ask public for help to find motive for Las Vegas massacre

But in the new timeline that excuse no longer works; Campos lay wounded for six minutes before Paddock started firing, police now say.

The security guard, Jesus Campos, was struck in the leg as Paddock, from behind his door, shot into the hallway on the 32nd floor.

"The prostitute, who did not give a name, said Paddock had a habit of hiring hookers on his frequent jaunts to Sin City, where he celebrated casino wins with 'really aggressive and violent sex", according to Britain's The Sun newspaper.

He and other police officers were the first to find the body of Paddock and his arsenal of weapons and ammunition after he shot from a hotel window at concert goers across the street.

"What we have learned is that Mr. Campos was encountered by the suspect prior to his shooting", Lombardo told the crowd.

The gunman Stephen Paddock, police said, fitted 12 of his weapons with so-called bump-stock devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to operate as if they were fully automatic machine guns, which are otherwise outlawed in the US.

"We need to pop this and see if we get any type of response from this guy to see if he's in here or if he's actually moved somewhere else", an officer said. "We believe he made a decision to take the lives he did and he had a very purposeful plan that he carried out". The sheriff said he believed Paddock was drilling in order to create a place to put either place a camera or a rifle.

"I knew every day that he would protect me and take care of me and love me unconditionally, and what he did is no surprise to me", she said. "So he had had that written down and figured out so he would know where to shoot to hit his targets from there".

Authorities also said Monday that Paddock targeted aviation fuel tanks, stocked his auto with explosives and had personal protection gear as part of an escape plan. We heard, you know, active shooter.

A new testimony from Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, 64, himself revealed the troubled killer had a weird history of gambling and prescription drug usage!


Authorities are investigating whether Paddock acted alone or had accomplices.

The property owner and high-stakes video poker player is described as standoff-ish, disconnected, and a man who had difficulty establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships.

Danley returned on Tuesday from the Philippines, where Paddock had sent her before the attack and was being interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Before checking into Mandalay Bay days before the massacre, Paddock rented a room at a Las Vegas condo complex that overlooked another music festival.

The initial police timeline said that the first two officers to respond arrived on Paddock's floor at 10:17 p.m. By the time officers entered the room, Paddock was dead from a self-inflicted gun shot wound, CNN reported.

When the gunfire stopped, officer Newton stood behind the door with only a single police shield for protection, while a SWAT officer, Levi Hancock, prepared to blow open the door with explosives.

The Las Vegas police have given few media interviews since the massacre, instead releasing information through news briefings held over the last week.

Las Vegas Detective Casey Clarkson was not part of the team that breached the hotel room, but he was among those injured in the shooting, he told "60 Minutes".

Danley, who lived with Paddock in Mesquite, Nevada and was out of the country during the shooting, returned to the United States on Tuesday night from the Philippines and spoke to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Las Vegas police, her attorney Matt Lombard confirmed.

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