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Las Vegas officers describe raid on shooter's room in '60 Minutes' interview

10 Octobre 2017

Investigators searching Paddock's auto also found several cases containing the chemical tannerite, an explosive, and 1,600 more rounds of ammo.

Investigators now believe Paddock meant to survive the massacre, Las Vegas police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Wednesday.

"There are so many questions surrounding this latest mass shooting, which now has the unfortunate distinction of being the deadliest in modern US history, surpassing the devastating Sandy Hook, Mother Emanuel Church, and Pulse Nightclub massacres", said Waters.

But it wasn't clear what, if anything, Paddock planned with the explosives, he said.

According to a 97-page court deposition obtained by CNN, Paddock said he gambled as much as $1 million a night, hired a doctor on retainer to prescribe him Valium, and spent much of his time living out of Las Vegas casinos.

In Paddock's home, authorities found 19 guns, explosives, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Law enforcement said Paddock had no criminal background or ties to any worldwide terrorist organizations.

Donaldson ran the last few blocks to the hotel, he said, but he ditched the cowboy boots he was wearing in the casino because they hurt his feet. Authorities have since said that the vehicle contained 50 pounds of Tannerite.

It is interesting to learn that Paddock claimed so many innocent lives, he possessed large amount of weapons and he mistreated his girlfriend in public but he still doesn't "fit the profile" of a terrorist. The four-man team headed toward Paddock's room.

According to a Nine News report, Paddock backed out at the last minute.

Jesus Campos noticed the door of Paddock's room was ajar and was shot in the leg when he opened it, prompting Paddock to stop firing at crowds below.

As the indiscriminate killings continued, police said, cameras were positioned inside and outside Paddock's hotel suite and in the door's peep hole. Investigators are looking at all aspects of the 64-year-old's life, from his birth to his death.

Donald Trump has said the security guard "did a good job", while Undersheriff McMahill described him as "a true hero".

The man police say rained down bullets into a crowded country music festival on the Las Vegas strip Sunday may have targeted a different concert two weeks earlier, according to law enforcement.

Aside from discovering Paddock's body, authorities found 23 guns with some scopes in his hotel room, and two gun stocks which allowed the shooter to replicate fully automatic fire. "60 Minutes" interviewed the officers who stormed his room.

As more than 100 investigators dig for answers, police aren't sure what turned a retired accountant into a mass killer.

In an effort to try to crack Paddock's state of mind, the Federal Bureau of Investigation spent hours on Wednesday interviewing his longtime girlfriend, who returned Tuesday from a weekslong overseas trip and said she had no inkling of the massacre he was plotting when he sent her to see family in her native Philippines. The guns traced back to dealers in Nevada, Utah and Texas.

Stephen Paddock, 64-year-old wealthy former accountant and high-stakes gambler has been identified by police as the man behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history when he opened fire from the Mandalay By Hotel and Casino on October 1, killing 58 people and wounding almost 500 others, before turning the gun on himself as police closed in.

Las Vegas officers describe raid on shooter's room in '60 Minutes' interview