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Shooting at Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas, NV - Oct. 2017 - #Updates

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by Kimster, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    couple more articles, saying pretty much the same thing but wanted to post here...


    Las Vegas Shooting: Unsealed documents reveal new details

    Hundreds of pages of court documents unsealed Friday in the case of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock offer a blueprint of investigators' pursuits in determining how and why the reclusive high-stakes gambler carried out the deadliest shooting in modern US history.

    A federal judge on Friday made public more than a dozen search warrant affidavits that had been filed by the FBI in the days and weeks after the shooting. The judge did so in response to a lawsuit filed by CNN and other media organizations.

    The documents describe what investigators believed at the time the affidavits were filed, but do not provide up-to-date information about the investigation. An FBI spokeswoman in Las Vegas declined comment on the documents on Friday evening. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did not respond to calls seeking comment.

    Among the revelations in the affidavits are discussions about mystery email exchanges that occurred two months prior to the attack, which investigators believed may have been related to shooting at the Las Vegas music festival in October, where 58 people were killed and hundreds of others were injured.

    "Try an ar before u buy. We have huge selection. Located in the las vegas area," read one message sent to an account investigators believe was controlled by Paddock, the documents state.


    Records show what FBI learned about Las Vegas gunman

    LAS VEGAS, Nevada --

    FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts, according to court documents released Friday.

    However, new questions were raised after a U.S. judge in Nevada unsealed the documents revealing some of what federal agents had learned about shooter Stephen Paddock in the week after the Las Vegas attack.

    The 315 pages of FBI affidavits provide just a glimpse of what investigators found during initial searches of Paddock's car and home after police found him dead late Oct. 1 in a hotel room at the Mandalay Bay resort. Girlfriend Marilou Danley's casino player rewards card was with him, although she was in the Philippines at the time.

    The documents made public did not answer the key question: What motivated Paddock, a 64-year-old high-stakes gambler, to unleash gunfire from his room on the 32nd floor of the resort into an outdoor concert below. Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more before killing himself.
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  2. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock's ashes given to brother, coroner says

    The cremated remains of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock were received by a family member on Thursday, the coroner said.

    The ashes of the lone gunman, who killed 58 people and wounded more than 500 others during a deadly shooting spree on Oct. 1, were given to his brother Eric Paddock, according to a statement from Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg.


    Eric Paddock, who told the Las Vegas Review-Journal Wednesday that he had difficulty retrieving his brother’s remains, said he plans to keep them at the bank instead of his home in Florida.

    “I’m putting the ashes in a safe deposit box in a bank in order to make sure that there’s no hoopla around Steve’s remains,” Eric Paddock told the outlet. “I don’t want someone to do something stupid.”

    read more ........ http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/18/coroner-las-vegas-shooting-gunmans-ashes-given-to-brother.html
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  3. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Police expected to provide update on Las Vegas shooting investigation

    (CNN)Las Vegas authorities are expected to provide an update Friday on the investigation of October's mass shooting.

    Nearly four months after the massacre, the inquiry into the largest mass shooting in modern American history is still mired in questions; chief among them: Why did Stephen Paddock do it? But authorities have yet to address many other lingering questions in the case.
    Friday's news conference will be Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo's first since October 13, when he altered the department's timeline of the shooting. Lombardo has spoken about the investigation publicly since then in interviews with various media outlets.

    The announcement of the news conference came days after CNN reported that police were potentially pursuing criminal charges against someone other than Paddock, who investigators have said they believe carried the attack out alone. Fifty-eight people were killed and hundreds of others were injured October 1 when police say Paddock -- using high-powered rifles to shoot out of his hotel room window -- targeted people attending an outdoor country music festival. He then killed himself.
    Nick Crosby, a lawyer for the city's police department, told a judge Tuesday that charges could be brought within 60 days.

    read more ............. http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/19/us/las-vegas-shooting-investigation-update/index.html
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  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I hope so! The rumors on Twitter are over the top. What's true and what isn't?
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  5. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Las Vegas shooter Paddock had child porn on computer, FBI investigating person of interest: sheriff

    Investigators scanning computers belonging to Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock found “numerous” child pornography photos, the city’s sheriff revealed Friday, adding that the FBI is looking into a person of interest in the case.

    Sheriff Joe Lombardo, in his first press conference since Oct. 13, 2017, released an 81-page preliminary investigative report on the shooting Friday that contains new photographs of Paddock's hotel suite and online searches he conducted before the attack, such as for SWAT tactics and other potential public venue targets.

    Lombardo said the unnamed person of interest the FBI is looking into is not Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, and he reiterated that authorities believe Paddock was a lone shooter.

    “I realize it’s been three months since you have received an update on the 1 Oct. shooting,” Lombardo told reporters Friday. “We have done a lot of work trying to piece together what happened.”

    The sheriff said investigators “have gone over 2,000 leads and looked at 21,560 hours of video.”

    “This report won’t answer every question, or even the biggest question as to why he did what he did,” Lombardo said. “We are all going to have to be patient and let the investigation run its course.”

    Paddock gunned down 58 people in the Oct. 1, 2017, massacre, firing at a music festival crowd from the confines of his Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino suite.

    Bruce, his brother, was arrested last year by Los Angeles police and accused of possessing child pornography, as part of a separate investigation that began months before the Vegas attack.

    Friday’s report said Stephen Paddock bought nearly double the number of firearms in the year leading up to the attack that he'd bought in the 24 years after his first gun purchase in 1982.

    “From 1982 through September of 2016, Paddock purchased 29 firearms. These purchases consisted of handguns, shotguns and one rifle,” it read. “From October 2016 through September 2017, Paddock purchased over 55 firearms."

    It continued: "Most of the firearms purchased from 2016 through 2017 were rifles in various calibers along with over 100 firearm related items through numerous retailers. The firearm-related items included scopes, cases, bump stocks and ammunition."

    Police said all the weapons were purchased legally, in-store and online.

    "Paddock did not commit a crime until he fired the first round into the crowd at the Las Vegas Village," the report said.

    A timeline in the report also said that on Sept. 26, 2017, "Paddock completed a wire transfer in Mesquite, Nevada, of $50,000 from his Wells Fargo account to an account in the Philippines."

    Two days later, he "made a $14,000 deposit at Wells Fargo and transferred $50,000 to a bank in the Philippines," the report added.

    During his stay at Mandalay Bay, Paddock was "seen" and "observed" numerous times entering and exiting the property with suitcases and bags, on different days.

    On one trip away from the resort, the gunman stopped at a Walmart in Mesquite and "purchased luggage, razor blades, fake flowers, a vase, and a Styrofoam ball," the report stated.

    His girlfriend, Danley, who was in the Philippines at the time of the attack, told investigators that Paddock's behavior started to change in the year leading up to the shooting.

    "Paddock had become 'distant' and their relationship was no longer intimate," the report stated. "Paddock was described as 'germaphobic' and had strong reactions to smells."

    Danley said the pair stayed at Mandalay Bay in September 2017, and he was "behaving strangely."

    "The two were staying in room 60-235 and she observed Paddock constantly looking out the windows of the room which overlooked the Las Vegas Village venue," the report stated.

    The village was the site of the Route 91 Harvest music festival, which Paddock targeted.

    "Paddock would move from window to window looking at the site from different angles," the report said, describing the visit.

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  6. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    An previously undisclosed ‘person of interest’ was identified by investigators in the days after Stephen Paddock carried out the worst mass shooting in the nation’s history on the Las Vegas Strip, newly released court documents show.

    In the nearly 300 pages released Tuesday, a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department document read, “Until the investigation can rule otherwise, Marilou Danley and Douglas Haig have become persons of interest who may have conspired with Stephen Paddock to commit Murder with a Deadly Weapon.”

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal broke the story: Danley was Paddock’s girlfriend and initially was named as a person of interest in the investigation. Haig, whose name had not been previously released, could not be reached for immediate comment Tuesday.

    When contacted by phone Tuesday about the newly released name, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said only, “If you’ve got it, publish it.” He said he could not comment on a federal case.



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  7. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member


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  8. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    2nd Person of Interest Was Identified in Days After Las Vegas Shooting, Documents Show

    At a news conference on Jan. 19, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo emphatically said that Mr. Paddock was the sole gunman in the shooting, which killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. He said that the F.B.I. had an open investigation into an unnamed person and that charges could be filed in the next several weeks. He said Ms. Danley would not be charged.

    But Sheriff Lombardo has also made it clear that there is another person still under investigation in connection with the shooting, and the court documents show that investigators believed there were others involved.

    “Given the magnitude of the incident, it is reasonable to believe multiple suspects and months of planning were involved in this premeditated massacre,” officers wrote repeatedly as they asked for search warrants in October.

    The documents also give a glimpse into how the investigation began in the immediate days after the attack.

    A search warrant return filed with the court on Oct. 16 lists a large number of guns and ammunition seized from Mr. Paddock’s rooms at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, including 21 rifles with magazines, two rifles without magazines, 114 other magazines, a handgun, roughly 5,280 live rounds and 1,050 casings. The police also removed a can of bear mace, along with many more mundane items: a Gatorade bottle, a Sprite can, handwritten notes, forks, a coffee mug, hairs and an eyelash, sandals and 54 towels. Officers also seized a passport, a glass cutter, a drill, a butter knife, razor blades and several suitcases. In all, there were more than 140 handwritten entries on the search warrant return.

    Nearly a month after the shooting, officers filed a search warrant seeking a “black flower vase with Styrofoam insert and fake flowers” from the hotel. Police officers said they reviewed photographs of the crime scene and saw the vase and flowers, which hotel staff said “were not part of their décor.” Officers said they believed Mr. Paddock purchased the items from a Walmart in Mesquite a few days before the shooting. They asked for the search warrant to be sealed.


    whatever is cooking here will be interesting.

    records were obtained after media organizations including The Associated Press sued to unseal court records and autopsy reports.

    Judges in Las Vegas ordered the release of search warrant records and autopsy reports in a bid to answer ongoing questions about the investigation.

    Judge Elissa Cadish issued a written order to release documents showing what investigators told judges to obtain the search warrants.

    Separately, Judge Timothy Williams ruled that the Clark County coroner should release autopsy records of Paddock, and the people killed by gunfire, with victims' names blacked out.

    Coroner John Fudenberg maintains the records are private but county attorneys didn't immediately respond to messages about whether he would appeal the ruling to the Nevada Supreme Court.

    County lawyers maintain that autopsy information is confidential, with release restricted to families and to police investigating deaths.

    "All records are public unless the law says otherwise," said attorney Margaret McLetchie, who represents The Associated Press and the Review-Journal in the case.

    She noted that Nevada state public records law does not directly address autopsies, and added that a deceased person has no legal right to privacy.

    Clark County District Court officials also blacked out sentences that the judge agreed could affect an ongoing investigation focusing on the unnamed person and stemming from evidence found during the service of the warrants.

    The police report characterized the 64-year-old Paddock — a retired accountant who amassed a millionaire's fortune — as a high-stakes video poker player on a losing streak who was obsessed with cleanliness, may have been bipolar and was having difficulties with his live-in girlfriend.

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  9. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    ‘I Couldn’t Detect Anything Wrong’ Says Man Who Sold Ammo To Vegas Shooter

    AS VEGAS (CBSLA) — CBS News has obtained an interview with the man who sold ammunition to the man would ultimately carry out the Las Vegas massacre.

    Douglas Haig, who was questioned by federal agents just hours after the mass shooting, describes his first encounter with Stephen Paddock. Haig is speaking exclusively to CBS News as we’ve just learned he was initially considered a person of interest in the case. Haig once had his own side business selling ammunition and sold ammo to Paddock not knowing weeks later Paddock would open fire on a concert from the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Their first meeting was at a gun show in Las Vegas.

    “He wanted to put a deal together,” Haig said. “The young man pointed at him 20 feet away, and I said, ‘well, when he wants to, he’ll come over.’ Well, he never did come over,” Haig said.

    AS VEGAS (CBSLA) — CBS News has obtained an interview with the man who sold ammunition to the man would ultimately carry out the Las Vegas massacre.

    Douglas Haig, who was questioned by federal agents just hours after the mass shooting, describes his first encounter with Stephen Paddock. Haig is speaking exclusively to CBS News as we’ve just learned he was initially considered a person of interest in the case. Haig once had his own side business selling ammunition and sold ammo to Paddock not knowing weeks later Paddock would open fire on a concert from the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Their first meeting was at a gun show in Las Vegas.

    “He wanted to put a deal together,” Haig said. “The young man pointed at him 20 feet away, and I said, ‘well, when he wants to, he’ll come over.’ Well, he never did come over,” Haig said.

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  10. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Gun dealer who sold 720 rounds of ammunition - including armor-piercing bullets - to Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock is charged with breaching weapons licence - but insists 'I wasn't in collusion'
    • Douglas Haig, 55, has been charged with manufacturing armor-piercing bullets
    • Haig didn't have a license to do so, a complaint filed Friday in Phoenix said
    • Haig sold Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock tracer bullets before his attack
    • The complaint said unfired armor-piercing bullets were found inside the Las Vegas hotel room where the attack was launched on October 1
    • At a news conference Friday, the Arizona man said Paddock was well-dressed, polite and raised no suspicions when he bought 720 rounds of ammunition
    • Haig said he had no idea Paddock was planning to use his tracer ammunition to attack people at a music festival in Las Vegas
    • Investigators contacted Haig because an Amazon box with his name on it that he used to package Paddock's purchase was found in the gunman's hotel room
    • Haig has since closed his side business due to the guilt of selling to Paddock
    No red flags: Douglas Haig, a 55-year-old
    aerospace engineer who sold ammunition to
    Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock told
    reporters on Friday that his one-time customer
    was polite and raised no suspicions

    An Arizona man who sold 720 rounds of ammunition to Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock has been charged with manufacturing armor-piercing bullets.

    A complaint filed Friday in federal court in Phoenix said ammunition dealer Douglas Haig's fingerprints were on armor-piercing bullets found inside the Las Vegas hotel room where the attack - which claimed the lives of 58 people - was launched on October 1.

    Haig, from Arizona, didn’t have a license to manufacture armor-piercing ammunition, according to the complaint.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ddock-raised-no-suspicions.html#ixzz5612UvYQd
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  11. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    He "wasn't in collusion" but may as well have been. Why would anyone think it's a good idea to sell armor-piercing ammo to the general public?! :mad:
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  12. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Vegas shooter had anti-anxiety drugs in his system, autopsy shows, but motive behind massacre remains a mystery

    FEB 09, 2018 | 8:45 PM

    In a preliminary investigative report issued by Lombardo last month, there was testimony from Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, that he had become emotionally distant. She also said he was germophobic. In that same report, his doctor said Paddock was afraid to take medication and may have been bipolar. He also described Paddock's behavior as "odd" and said he last saw him a year before the shooting.
    The autopsy also included a short report from Stanford University, which studied his brain to determine whether there was anything unusual. It revealed what it called "the most striking abnormality" in the hippocampus, a part of the brain involving human learning and memory. The report did not say whether the abnormalities might have affected his behavior.

    Hundreds of pages of search warrants have also been released in the last few weeks, but they only revealed a man who had been on a gun-buying binge a year prior to the shooting.

    Read more: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-paddock-autopsy-20180209-story.html
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  13. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    All the new details revealed in Las Vegas shooting documents

    About 1,200 pages of witness interviews were made public, including statements from victims after the shooting and others who encountered Paddock before he opened fire from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

    Here are some highlights from the newly released documents:

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  14. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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  15. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Plus....he was drinking.
    A formula for mayhem.
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  16. JJholiday

    JJholiday Well-Known Member

    al Waleed is off the hook but... but... rumors that MBS and King were assassinated on the attack in Riyadh a few weeks ago.
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  17. JJholiday

    JJholiday Well-Known Member

    In other news… Noxious Gas Detected in Israel just now. link to follow.
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  18. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    I know MBS hasn't been seen in public even when Pompeo visited after the attack.
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  19. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    I haven't seen anything about this. I'll look for the link!
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  20. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

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