- New photos show Vegas shooter’s dead body on the floor of his hotel room after he committed suicide
- Next to his body are two assault rifles with bipods; one has a ‘bump stock’, making it effectively full-auto
- Something that looks like a note can be seen on a table, though police haven’t mentioned finding one
- Dozens of spent shells litter the floor and in one corner magazines sit in neat stacks
- A hammer is also seen, which Paddock presumably used to smash open two windows in his suite
- It was from both of those vantage points that Paddock fired on a crowd of 22,000 attending a music festival
- He fired on the crowd for 9-11 minutes, killing at least 58 and injuring 527. His death brought the total to 59
- He put cameras in the peephole of his room’s door and in a room service cart outside so he could see SWAT
- Cops blew open the door 72 minutes after his murder spree began and found Paddock had shot himself dead
- They are still not sure why the multimillionaire gambling addict would have opened fire on random people
- He had no criminal record, though in the two weeks prior to his death he carried out several large-figure bets
- In the week before he died, he also wired $100,000 to an account in his girlfriend’s native Philippines
- Girlfriend Marilou Danley is back to being a person of interest and is en route back to the U.S. for questioning
New photos show the horrifying scene SWAT teams encountered when they blew the door off the Las Vegas shooter’s room and found him dead inside – as authorities reveal the mass murderer set up cameras in a door peephole and on a room service cart outside the room to warn him when police arrived.
The photos, leaked Tuesday, show Stephen Paddock’s body on the floor of his suite in the Mandalay Bay resort and casino, which he used as a sniper’s nest on Sunday night to open fire on 22,000 innocent people attending a music festival across the street.
Only the 64-year-old’s legs, torso and left arm are visible in the photo, and he wears a typical outfit for a retiree: a brown long-sleeve t-shirt, black slacks and slip on loafers with white socks. The only thing that reveals his nefarious actions are the black gloves he’s wearing.
Next to him, on a table, is what looks like a note written on pink paper, underneath what appears to be either an ashtray or a roll of green tape. Police have not yet remarked on what – if anything – the paper might say.
On the floor next to the body are two assault rifles, dozens of spent shells and a hammer – which he presumably used to shatter two windows in his two-room suite which he then used to shoot out of.
One of the assault rifles has a ‘bump stock’ added to it – making effectively fully automatic – allowing him to unleash hundreds of rounds per minute.
The branding on the gun indicates it was made by Daniel Defense, a Savannah-Georgia-based company which produces variants of the AR-15 rifle, based off the U.S. Army’s M16. Another gun appears to be under his body.
Another photo shows how he pushed two sitting chairs together to form a cradle-like space to store at least two other rifles. Another AR-15-style rifle is seen at the foot of chairs with an extended magazine that would allow him to shoot for longer before reloading.
Behind a nearby pillar, about 15 magazines are piled in neat stacks. It’s unclear if they are loaded or spent.
A SWAT team located Paddock in his room about 72 minutes after the beginning of the deadly attack – but cops estimate he only fired on the crowd for 9-11 minutes, starting at 10:08pm.
Police say he shot at officers as they breached the door, but by the time they made it into the suite, Paddock had committed suicide.
Paddock killed 58 in the attack and injured 527. His death brought the total death count to 59.
On Tuesday, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said they had identified all but three of the victims, and that the injured county might be slightly off because one of the hospitals was double counting patients. However, he didn’t release a revised injured number.
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A leaked photo shows the Vegas shooter’s body after he committed suicide in his hotel room Sunday night. Police are now investigating who leaked the images. There also appears to be a note on the table (in red circle)
Stephen Paddock broke two windows in his Mandalay Bay hotel room on Sunday, and then opened fire on 22,000 attending a concert across the street. Fifty-nine people were killed and 527 injured
The photos leaked Tuesday show several assault rifles strewn across the room, which is littered with spent bullet casings. Behind the pillar above, neat piles of stacked magazines are seen
Pictured above is the first glimpse inside Paddock’s hotel room, showing the debris left when SWAT teams blew open the door. The peephole in the door hid a camera he used to spy on the hallway
To the right of the doors was a room service cart, covered with empty plates. Paddock set up another camera on the cart to watch the hall. A third camera in the room filmed the shooter. All footage is being examined by the FBI
In a Tuesday night conference, Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said that an investigation was underway to find out who leaked the photographs.
Speaking at the same press conference, Jill Sneider of the ATF said that no less than 12 of the rifles found in the room had bump-stock modifications.
In total, there were 23 firearms in the hotel room, including an AK-47, an AR-15-type gun, and a handgun.
But Paddock had still more guns stored in his two houses in Verdi, outside Reno, and Mesquite, bringing the total across all thee locations to 47, she said.
They included rifles, shotguns and handguns bought from Nevada, Texas, Utah and California. All had been bought – legally – over the course of more than 20 years.
Also on Tuesday, video was released showing debris strewn outside the shooter’s hotel room, from when the SWAT team blew the doors off the front door.
The video shows bullet holes piercing the left side of the suite’s double doors, confirming reports that Paddock shot at officers as they tried to break into the room. However, most of the door is knocked down from the SWAT team’s forceful – but necessary – entrance.
Outside the door, debris littered the carpeting in the hallway and crime scene tape covers the entrance to the room; just inside, yet another assault rifle set up on the ground, on a bipod.
At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Lombardo confirmed that Paddock had cameras set up inside and outside of his room – including one on the food service cart. The peephole camera was revealed Tuesday evening by McMahill.
The cameras outside the room appear to have been used to warn Lombardo when police were outside. A source told the Washington Post that the cameras outside the room were connected to a tablet which streamed live footage of the hallway.
Cameras were also found inside the room, apparently to film the massacre. All of the footage is now being examined by the FBI.
On the ground behind the double doors, one of Paddock’s 23 firearms is seen set up on the ground with a bipod
Two investigators walk down the hallway, away from the scene
An investigator works in the room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino where a gunman opened fire from on a music festival Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas