Subject: Re: Las Vegas shooter had been losing money for two years and 'wasgoing in the wrong direction,' sheriff says
On Friday, November 3, 2017 at 10:53:10 AM UTC-4, jimmy...@yahoo.com wrote:
> On Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:56:39 PM UTC-4, Leroy N. Soetoro wrote:
> > http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-vegas-shooting-sheriff-20171102
> > story.html
> > The man who shot hundreds and killed 58 at the Route 91 Harvest music
> > festival a month ago was a narcissist who may have seen his image as a
> > high-rolling gambler declining, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said as
> > the investigation into the Oct. 1 shooting rampage entered its second
> > month.
> > “He was going through some bouts of depression. But he was status-driven,”
> > Lombardo said in a wide-ranging interview with 8 News Now in Las Vegas
> > that offered the first hints of what might have driven 64-year-old Stephen
> > Paddock to open fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.
> > Paddock had been losing money for two years, Lombardo said, and had been
> > showing signs of depression.
> > “Since September 2015, he's lost a significant amount of wealth, and I
> > think that might have been a determining factor on what he was determined
> > to do,” Lombardo said in his Wednesday night interview.
> > “This individual was status-driven based on how he liked to be recognized
> > in the casino environment and how he liked to be recognized by his friends
> > and family. So obviously that was starting to decline in the short period
> > of time and that may have had a determining effect on why decided to do
> > what he did," the sheriff said.
> > “He was going in the wrong direction.”
> > Lombardo said investigators still don’t understand precisely what set
> > Paddock off a little more than a year ago when he began stockpiling
> > weapons and scouting locations around the country. Paddock fatally shot
> > himself at the end of his 10-minute-long attack, and the hard drives that
> > had been removed from the computers found in his room have not been found,
> > the sheriff said.
> > Lombardo used the interview to try and set straight the initially
> > confusing timelines offered by authorities in the days after the shooting.
> > The chief questions have centered around the fact that Paddock was able to
> > fire at the crowd opposite the hotel for a full 10 minutes, though a hotel
> > security guard had been shot before the main shooting rampage began, and
> > had reported it.
> > What happened was this, the sheriff said: The security guard, Jesus
> > Campos, had been alerted that a room on the 32nd floor had a door that had
> > been held open for a long period of time. He found that the door to that
> > floor from the stairwell had been barricaded, and he radioed in to report
> > that at 9:59 p.m.
> > Campos, Lombardo said, then took the stairs to the 33rd floor, exited,
> > walked to the elevators and took one back down to the 32nd floor. He was
> > shot in the leg as he walked outside Paddock’s door.
> > “So subsequently you have a couple minutes of him going up, going down the
> > elevators and back down the hallway and then he encounters the suspect,”
> > Lombardo said. “He receives a wound, he attempts to go through his radio
> > and then he also confirms his communication with dispatch via cellphone..”
> > All of the timelines have shown that Paddock opened fire on the crowd at
> > 10:05 p.m. What time did Campos report that he had been shot? Police have
> > never said, and Lombardo didn’t elaborate on that in the televised
> > interview.
> > "We didn’t know shots were fired until 10:05 pm — 10:04:55 or something
> > like that,” Lombardo said. “That’s when we actually determined — through
> > calls for service, computer-aided dispatch, body-worn cameras, other
> > people’s observations through videos in Uber, taxis things like that — we
> > feel pretty comfortable in that the large amounts of firing by the suspect
> > occurred at 10:05 p.m.”
> > Since September 2015, he's lost a significant amount of wealth, and I
> > think that might have been a determining factor on what he was determined
> > to do.
> > — Sheriff Joe Lombardo
> > Two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers already were at the
> > Mandalay Bay on another call and began working their way up the stairs as
> > the shooting began. They, too, came across the barricaded stairwell door.
> > “So that was right around 10 minutes they were able to do that. So that’s
> > pretty amazing in public safety time you call dispatch, you get a revise,
> > you formulate a plan, you ascend the stairwell, you have no idea what
> > floor it is, you’re receiving information from disparate directions, and
> > then you encounter this blocked doorway — and that was right around 10
> > minutes,” Lombardo said.
> > “And then our other officers ascended via the elevator bank and came out
> > into the foyer or hallway from the elevator bank there — right around 12
> > minutes. During that time, the suspect had stopped firing. And so when we
> > don’t hear any firing taking place, then it becomes slow and methodical.”
> > At that point, he said, it was important to extract people from adjacent
> > rooms to ensure their safety and plan a breach of Paddock’s room.
> > By the time they entered, the gunman had shot himself. “I honestly believe
> > that he believed the wolf was at the door — being us, LVMPD — and that is
> > when he made the decision to take his life,” Lombardo said.
> > Paddock expended more than 1,000 rounds over the 10 minutes he fired, in
> > what authorities were able to identify as 12 bursts. The pauses between
> > them, Lombardo said, could have resulted from either jammed or faulty
> > weapons, or the need to replace clips as they were emptied.
> > Paddock made money on real estate investments and described himself as a
> > professional gambler, though he had previously worked also as a defense
> > industry auditor. He often spent long hours playing video poker.
> > But Lombardo said Paddock had “gone up and down” in his wealth and had
> > recently been losing money.
> > The sheriff said that while that might have been a factor in the shooting,
> > authorities are still trying to learn if there was some triggering event
> > in October, when Paddock first began stockpiling weapons and ammunition —
> > including high-capacity assault rifles. He noted reports that Paddock may
> > have scouted other locations to carry out his plan, including the Life is
> > Beautiful event in downtown Las Vegas as well as locations in Boston and
> > Chicago.
> > “Obviously he took a long time to think this out,” Lombardo said.
> > With so little still understood about Paddock’s motive, Lombardo confirmed
> > that the gunman’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, a former casino concierge
> > who lived with him in Mesquite, Nev., continues to be interviewed and is
> > still considered a “person of interest.”
> > He declined to comment on Paddock’s siblings, one of whom, Bruce Paddock,
> > was arrested in Southern California last week and charged with possession
> > of child pornography.
> > The men’s father was a notorious bank robber who was on the FBI’s most
> > wanted list during Stephen Paddock’s childhood, but Lombardo said the Las
> > Vegas gunman had no criminal history.
> > --
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