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JUST IN: Preliminary Report On Las Vegas Shooting Released w/Photos

Sheriff Joe Lombardo released the details of the Las Vegas shooting investigation.

Las Vegas, NV – On Friday, Las Vegas Metro Sheriff Joe Lombardo announced the release of the preliminary investigation report for the Las Vegas shooting.

He revealed that investigators found child porn on shooter Stephen Paddock’s computer, and that they are looking for a person of interest in the case.

Even though they have announced that they are looking for a person of interest, the sheriff said that they still believe that Paddock was a lone shooter, and that his girlfriend is not the person of interest.

“I realize it’s been three months since you have received an update on the 1 October shooting,” Sheriff Lombardo said according to Fox News. “We have done a lot of work trying to piece together what happened.”

The release of the 81-page report included pictures and laid out what happened in detail. The report started with describing the incident:

On October 1, 2017, over 22,000 people came together to enjoy a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. On the third and final night of the festival, a lone gunman opened fire into the crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The gunfire continued for over ten minutes, resulting in the deaths of 58 innocent concert goers and injuring more than 700. With law enforcement closing in, the suspect took his own life.

The report also detailed information about Paddock from interviews with his girlfriend:

Danley stated Paddock’s demeanor changed over the course of the last year. According to her, Paddock had become “distant” and their relationship was no longer intimate.

Paddock was described as “germaphobic” and had strong reactions to smells.

Over the course of the last year Paddock began to buy firearms and Danley believed it was a hobby of his. During a stay at the Mandalay Bay in the beginning of September 2017, Danley recalled Paddock 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. Paddock would move from window to window looking at the site from different angles.

From 1982 through September of 2016, Paddock purchased approximately 29 firearms. These purchases consisted of handguns, shotguns and one rifle. From October 2016 through September 2017, Paddock purchased over 55 firearms along with firearm related accessories. Most of the firearms were rifles of various calibers. With the exception of the revolver, every firearm recovered in the Mandalay Bay was bought after September 2016.

During the course of the investigation it was learned Paddock had very limited contact with law enforcement. Paddock was stopped by police on occasion for traffic related offenses receiving only traffic citations. No arrest history was found for Paddock.

Photos of the scene include Paddock’s body. WARNING: Graphic content follows.

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OfficerBlue - January Fri, 2018


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