Stephen Paddock

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Man Opens Fire From Nevada High-Rise

Gunman shot from building where Paddock once lived

(Newser) - A gunman with a hostage opened fire from the eighth floor of a luxury high-rise condominium in Nevada onto the streets below Tuesday night, authorities say. No injuries were reported. The man died Tuesday after a SWAT team descended on him while he was barricaded at the Montage, Reno police... More »

Las Vegas Shooter Was Losing Money, Sheriff Says

'I think that might have been a determining factor on what he was determined to do'

(Newser) - What pushed Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock to kill 58 people and wound more than 500 others last month? It's still not clear, but in a new interview with Vegas' 8 News Now , Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo says that while the 64-year-old was "status-driven based on how... More »

Vegas Gunman Shot Self in Head, but His Brain Is 'Usable'

'Usable' for the purpose of examination by a neuropathologist, that is

(Newser) - Dr. Hannes Vogel will be slicing up Stephen Paddock's brain next week—but he doubts he will find anything that could explain why he massacred 58 people. Vogel, director of neuropathology at Stanford University Medical Center tells the New York Times that he will "leave no stone unturned"... More »

Why Investigators Got No Clues From Vegas Shooter's Laptop

The hard drive is missing

(Newser) - Investigators had hoped a laptop found in the Las Vegas hotel room from which Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded 500 more would shed light on his motive. But there was a problem: the hard drive was missing. ABC News reports investigators believe Paddock removed the hard drive before... More »

Vegas Shooter's Brother Arrested

Police believe Bruce Paddock possesses child porn

(Newser) - One brother of the Las Vegas shooter is in police custody himself, suspected of possessing child pornography, the AP reports. Bruce Paddock, 58, was arrested Wednesday while he was awaiting surgery for spinal stenosis at a Los Angeles assisted-living facility, NBC News reports. Bruce Paddock told news outlets after the... More »

Vegas Shooting Victim Wakes Up

Tina Frost had been in coma since being shot in head in mass shooting

(Newser) - A Maryland native who has been in a coma since being injured in a mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas has woken up and taken her first steps, reports the AP . According to a GoFundMe page set up for Tina Frost, the 27-year-old on Friday took three steps... More »

Another Vegas Timeline Change: This One to 40 Seconds

Police now say security guard was shot much less than 6 minutes before attack on festival

(Newser) - A timeline released by Las Vegas police earlier this week led to concerns they didn't do enough to prevent the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and forced the owners of Mandalay Bay to release a statement openly disputing the timeline, the AP reports. Metro Police had said... More »

Vegas Shooting Timeline Gets Another Update

Stephen Paddock was checked in at Mandalay Bay for a week

(Newser) - "We may never know" why Stephen Paddock fired on a Las Vegas crowd, killing 58 and injuring hundreds, says Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Lombardo tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that interviews with Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, and entire "family tree," including two ex-wives, have yet... More »

Cops Make Big Change to Timeline of Vegas Shooting

Security guard was the first one shot, sheriff says

(Newser) - The hotel security guard injured by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was shot before the mass shooter began massacring the festival crowd below the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort, police said Monday, making a major change to their timeline of the shooting. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who previously said... More »

Police Reveal More Details About Vegas Massacre

But shooter's motive remains unknown

(Newser) - The gunman who killed 58 people in the worst mass shooting in modern US history targeted aviation fuel tanks, stockpiled his car with explosives, and had personal protection gear as part of an escape plan, the Clark County sheriff said Monday. Sheriff Joe Lombardo said at a news conference that... More »

NRA Says No to Banning Bump Stocks

Stephen Paddock used the device to murder 58 people

(Newser) - Any hopes that the NRA would be supporting legislation banning so-called "bump stocks" following the massacre last week in Las Vegas were likely dashed when representatives from the group told the Sunday political shows that their group is merely open to "regulating differently" the device that allows a... More »

Here's What Was in Vegas Gunman's Chilling Note

Cops discuss Stephen Paddock's notes in '60 Minutes' interview

(Newser) - The note Stephen Paddock left behind in his Mandalay Bay hotel room contained chilling calculations as to how to kill as many of the concertgoers below his window as possible, CBS News reports. "I could see on it he had written the distance, the elevation he was on, the... More »

Vegas Gunman Went On Lots of Foreign Cruises

Investigators continue to pore over the details of Stephen Paddock's life, looking for a motive

(Newser) - It's a sign of just how many questions remain unanswered in the investigation into Stephen Paddock's motive: The FBI plans to erect billboards in Las Vegas asking people to call in tips about the gunman and his shooting spree, reports the AP . "If you know something, say... More »

Experts Skeptical of 'Psychopath' Designation on Shooter

For one thing, Stephen Paddock's attack was anything but impulsive

(Newser) - "I can't get into the mind of a psychopath." The line from Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo about Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock may reflect conventional wisdom, but the term "psychopath" may be getting used too loosely, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal . The newspaper interviews a psychology... More »

So What's on That Note Left by Vegas Shooter?

Sheriff says it had numbers, wasn't a suicide note

(Newser) - Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did indeed leave a note of sorts in his hotel room, but authorities say it wasn't a suicide note or anything that provides an obvious clue about a motive for his shooting spree. Police won't reveal details about its contents, with Sheriff Joseph... More »

Leaker of Paddock Hotel Room Pics Could Be in Trouble

Crime scene photos show guns, ammunition, Stephen Paddock's corpse

(Newser) - Las Vegas police have confirmed the legitimacy of photos circulating the internet showing guns, ammunition, and the corpse of Stephen Paddock inside a Mandalay Bay hotel room, LawNewz reports. The next step is finding—and punishing—whoever leaked the gruesome crime scene photos. The New York Times has stitched together... More »

Report: Vegas Gunman Booked Hotel Overlooking Lollapalooza

There's no indication Stephen Paddock checked into Chicago's Blackstone Hotel

(Newser) - An eerie pattern may be emerging regarding the Las Vegas gunman: After police earlier confirmed that Stephen Paddock rented a room through Airbnb at Las Vegas' Ogden hotel, which overlooked the Life Is Beautiful alternative-music festival that took place the weekend prior to the Jason Aldean concert, comes a report... More »

In Hotel, Paddock Called Security About Noisy Neighbor

He complained about music in room below him, twice

(Newser) - In a story about Stephen Paddock's life as a Vegas gambler, the New York Times includes an interesting nugget: The night before his shooting spree, Paddock called security to complain about loud music in the room below him. Twice. Albert Garzon of San Diego recalls that security guards knocked... More »

Sheriff: Paddock Had 'Secret Life,' Escape Plan

Source says he also targeted jet fuel tanks

(Newser) - Stephen Paddock planned to make a getaway after massacring scores of people at a Las Vegas outdoor concert, police say. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Wednesday night that the gunman, who killed himself as police closed in, appears to have had an escape plan, though he didn't... More »

Unarmed Security Guard Tried to Stop Vegas Gunman

'I was just doing my job,' says Jesus Campos

(Newser) - One of the most amazing stories of heroism to emerge from the Las Vegas mass shooting is that of Jesus Campos, an unarmed security guard who was the first to locate gunman Stephen Paddock. Union chief Dave Hickey says Campos arrived at the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel... More »

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