On Friday officials closed their 10-month investigation into Stephen Paddock’s Las Vegas shooting that left 58 dead and injured over 800 people. Paddock fired into a crowd gathered below his hotel room on the Las Vegas Strip for the Route 91 Harvest Festival where a country artist Jason Aldean was performing.
Some of the findings:
- Paddock was increasingly unstable in the months before the shooting.
- Paddock’s brother Bruce said he believed Stephen had “mental illness and was paranoid and delusional.”
- Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, said Paddock’s doctors had told him he had a “chemical imbalance”, and that he refused to shake hands with others.
- Authorities do not plan to charge Danley in the shooting.
- “Paddock was described by many as a narcissist and only cared about himself,” and “[He] needed to feel important and only cared how relationships would benefit him” according to the report.
- Financial records indicate that Paddock had lost $1.5 million in the two years leading up to the attack.
- He was a frequent gambler.
- A man named Douglas Haig was charged with selling Paddock armor-piercing bullets without a license to do so. He has plead not guilty.
- Military Experience
The pentagon originally reported that Paddock had no military experience whatsoever but in a press conference the day before, it was reported that he had served 4 months. Possible indication of dishonorable discharge.
Stephen Paddock’s brother and other members of his family claim that he had no experience with guns and that he only had a small collection. However, despite not having extensive knowledge on guns, Paddock was able to amass 24 semi-automatic and automatic rifles, get them up to the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, add cranks to them, set up covert cameras in the hallway, kill 58 people, and kill himself before police got to him.
Paddock was employed at the Defense Contract Audit Agency in 1984 and 1985 and also worked for Lockheed Martin, a defense, security and advanced technologies company.
- Multiple Shooters
- Prior Knowledge
Multiple witnesses claim a Hispanic woman in the crowd screamed “They’re all around…You’re all going to fucking die today” about 45 minutes before Paddock opened fire. Read on Medaite