Stephen Paddock shot hotel security guard Jesus Campos before — not after — he massacred 58 people, as Las Vegas police revised their timeline of the October 1 shooting.
Previously, police claimed Campos had been shot because he tried to stop Paddock from shooting on a crowd of concertgoers. Authorities now say that version is false. So what’s going on?
According to the new timeline, Campos was on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort because he was responding to an alarm that had gone off in a room next to Paddock’s.
When Campos approached Paddock’s room, he got shot because the killer apparently saw him on a security camera he had installed.
When Campos got shot at 9:59 p.m., he immediately alerted the police. Paddock started shooting at concertgoers at 10:05, but police did not arrive to his floor until 10:17 p.m.
Many are now wondering why it took 18 minutes for cops to arrive at Paddock’s room when they had been alerted about an active shooter on the 32nd floor.
At a press conference Monday, Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo appeared annoyed as he adjusted the official sequence of events. Lombardo partially blamed the media for the erroneous initial timeline.
“In [the press’s] zest for information, and in my zest to ensure the public safety … some things are going to change,” Lombardo said. “They are minute changes… [what was said before was] not completely inaccurate.”
Sheriff Lombardo also said authorities have no idea what caused Paddock to stop shooting, and are still unable to identify a motive. After initial press reports claimed Paddock might have left behind a suicide note, Sheriff Lombardo now denies the killer left such a note.
The public is still baffled by why security footage from the Mandalay Bay Resort has not been released. That footage would show what Paddock was doing in the days and hours before his murderous rampage.
Hotels and casinos are notorious for having security cameras all over the place. Why have we not seen any of it?
Meanwhile, authorities quickly dismissed ISIS’ multiple claims of responsibility for the massacre. ISIS claimed Paddock had converted to Islam months before the shooting, but authorities insist this is not true.
— #DitchMitch DumpRyan (@Hockey_Pro_Guru) October 7, 2017
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