This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge
The Las Vegas Police Department has released nearly three hours of footage from the October, 2017 shooting at Mandalay Bay, in which Stephen Paddock, 64, killed 58 and wounded over 500 more.
The footage shows a group of officers as they prepare to enter Stephen Paddock’s 32nd floor room, when one shouts “Breach, breach, breach,” before a loud explosion can be heard nearby.
The footage is the first peek into the actions of the LVPD on the fateful evening of October 1.
Officers move slowly and quietly out of the 32nd floor stairwell as a fire alarm blares – due to the explosive charge that blew the door of Paddock’s room. As one officer rounds a corner, he spots one of the 23 rifles strewn about Paddock’s suite.
“On the ground, with a bipod, to the right,” the officer says, describing the weapon.
EXCLUSIVE: photo from inside #MandalayBay shooter’s hotel room shows gun, ammo, hammer, bipod, optics @boston25 pic.twitter.com/4B2iRhquq5
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) October 3, 2017
More photos can be found here.
The first officer to enter the suite, Levi Hancock, did not activate his body camera, so the public will never see those first few seconds inside the room from which Paddock wreaked much of his havoc.
Instead, the footage comes from two K-9 officers — Sgt. Joshua Bitsko and David Newton. Both entered Paddock’s rooms a short time after Hancock. Paddock’s body already had been found on the floor.
Police did not say which videos belonged to which officer. –Las Vegas Review Journal
The videos, released in eight segments – four for each officer, begin with a race to the scene starting at each officer’s respective squad car shortly after the shooting began.
In one clip, through an officer’s windshield, the golden glow of Mandalay Bay grows brighter and brighter as he races closer and closer to the scene. In the background, police radio traffic describes the mass shooting scene as it grows progressively more dire.
Once inside the hotel, the officers walk the casino floor, guns drawn. They can be heard directing people to take cover and lock doors.
Keep looking at these people coming out,” one says to another officer. “Watch for weapons. Watch for weapons of the people coming out.” Shortly after, the police in the casino coordinate with the teams before beginning their ascent on a guest elevator to the 28th floor.
No broken windows?
Strangely, officers in the video above can be heard contradicting the official narrative, reports Intellihub.
“We do not have a broken window,” one of the officers named Cory clearly states after making entry into room 32-135.
“Standby, we’ve got curtains open on a window that’s not broken,” another voice can be heard saying in the video as officers frantically pull back the curtains.
“It’s not, it’s not, it’s not [broken] — Corey it’s not,” one officer makes clear.
Additionally, another officer makes a rather odd statement which alludes to the fact that the shooter had merely set something up by the window. –Intellihub
“There is another one [gun] over here by the window he was setting up with,” he stated, as if no shooting took place from the room which may have just been some type of command center to control the air assault via helicopters.
Online conspiracy theorists began focusing on the windows in the aftermath of the attack, suggesting that an inverted photograph of police at the scene of the shooting shows no broken windows – however others have pointed out that the broken windows would not be obvious due to the fact that the dark spots on the building are actually lights inside of rooms. Paddock’s darkened suite therefore may not have been visible.
That said, reports of no broken windows are sure to fuel a new round of analysis.
Tense confrontation between police
The released body cam footage reveals that as officers worked to clear floors and evacuate guests, two teams of police confronted each other as one team rounded the hallway of the 29th floor, running into another team of Metro officers with their guns drawn.
“Metro police, Metro police, Metro police!” an officer from the first team shouts. “Police, police, police! Guns down, guns down!”
“Friendly, friendly, friendly,” another officer says, indicating that the group they encountered was in fact made up of other officers.
“OK, it’s friendly, friendly!” another shouts.
“Friendly,” another clarifies.
After the brief moment of tension, an officer from the first team instructs the other team to stay on the 29th floor and finish clearing rooms “so we’re not aiming guns at each other.”
“Copy that!” another says.
Then the first team heads to the 32nd floor. –LVRJ
Following the first breach of Paddock’s door, police then set off a second explosion on the connecting door between Paddock’s suite and a second room he rented. After the breach, the first officer on the scene, Hancock, fires what police described as a “negligent three-round burst” from his rifle – which can be heard on the body cam footage.
“Where did that other shot come from?” an officer asks. “Was that us?”
As an aside, one of the SWAT officers involved in the breach of Paddock’s room was arrested in February on counts of sexually assaulting a child and kidnapping. Bret Thiel, 38, was jailed on four counts each of sex assault against a child under 14, sex assault against a child under 16, six counts of kidnapping, five counts of lewdness against a child under 14, and two counts of child abuse or neglect.
The two-hour police scanner audio feed for the shooting can be heard below:
In March, CCTV footage from the Mandalay Bay of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock finally emerged, showing the gunman who killed 58 people casually gambling, walking around, buying snacks, eating and chatting with staff – reported the New York Times.
The footage spanning several days also shows Paddock checking in and bringing several bags of luggage.
“In the interest of providing greater context around Stephen Paddock’s actions in the days leading up to October 1, MGM Resorts has released these security videos and images,” MGM Resorts in a statement. “As the security footage demonstrates, Stephen Paddock gave no indication of what he planned to do and his interactions with staff and overall behavior were all normal.”
And yet, as we wrote in March, despite the CCTV footage of Paddock “acting normal” before to the shooting, we still don’t know what his motive was – a vacuum which several conspiracy theories have filled, including speculation that Paddock was actually an arms dealer in a sale gone wrong. As the theory goes, this might explain the 23 firearms he had in his hotel room. When the deal went sideways – Paddock’s buyers killed him, staged his body, and opened fire on the crowd.
Others have noted that Paddock’s death certificate – made public in February, indicates his date of death as October 2, the day after the shooting.
As the Baltimore Post Examiner notes:
- Why was Paddock’s autopsy conducted six days after the massacre and not sooner?
- Why didn’t Clark County Coroner, John Fudenberg release Paddock’s autopsy report immediately when ordered by the judge to do so on January 30?
- Why did it take so long to send Paddock’s brain to Stanford University Medical Center since the autopsy was performed on October 6 and SUMC state they did not receive it until November 27?
- How can the coroner’s office make a monumental mistake and list the date of Paddock’s death as for Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at 12 o’clock noon (1200 hours)?
- Paddock is the worst mass shooter in American history and once again an official report from the authorities involved in the investigation indicates false information.
- Did anybody even proofread the autopsy report at the coroner’s office before it was released or was it thrown together in haste because the coroner believed it would never be made public?
Then again, authorities said that the 64-year-old high-stakes gambler had lost a lot of “significant amount of wealth” since September 2015, and had suffered from “bouts of depression,” according to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo.
Investigators found 23 firearms in Paddock’s room – several of which were outfitted with “bump-fire” stocks, a large quantity of ammunition, high capacity magazines, a handgun, a bulletproof vest and a “breathing apparatus” in Paddock’s room. 1,600 round of additional ammunition along with 50 pounds of explosives and ammonium nitrate – often used to manufacture explosives, were found in his Hyundai Tucson SUV. Investigators say he planned to survive the assault and escape, and had set up several surveillance cameras in various locations throughout the room, the peep hole of his door, and in the hallway outside.
Primary findings from the LVPD’s report:
- Paddock acted alone. Thousands of hours of digital media were reviewed and after all the interviews conducted, no evidence exists to indicate Paddock conspired with or acted in collusion with anybody else. This includes video surveillance, recovered DNA and analysis of cellular phones and computers belonging to Paddock.
- No suicide note or manifesto was found. Of all the evidence collected from rooms 32-135 and 32-134, there was no note or manifesto stating Paddock’s intentions. The only handwritten documentation found in either room was the small note indicating measurements and distances related to the use of rifles.
- There was no evidence of radicalization or ideology to support any theory that Paddock supported or followed any hate groups or any domestic or foreign terrorist organizations. Despite numerous interviews with Paddock’s family, acquaintances and gambling contacts, investigators could not link Paddock to any specific ideology.
- Paddock committed no crimes leading up to the October 1st mass shooting.
- Nothing was found to indicate motive on the part of Paddock or that he acted with anyone else
Upon searching Paddock’s Mesquite, NV home, police recovered approximately 18 firearms, more ammonia nitrate, several pounds of the explosive tannerite, several rounds of ammunition, and “electronic devices” – while a “large quantity of ammunition and multiple firearms” were recovered from Paddock’s Reno residence.
Paddock also reportedly attempted to buy a large quantity of tracer ammunition in the month prior to the attack, however the dealer he approached did not have any in stock.
As we reported in January, Paddock seemingly emailed himself discussing firearms, as revealed in an unsealed warrant;
“Investigators have been unable to figure out why Stephen Paddock would be exchanging messages related to weapons that were utilized in the attack between two of his email accounts. Conversely, if the Target Account was not controlled by Stephen Paddock, investigators need to determine who was communicating with him about weapons that were used in the attack,” according to a warrant.
In an email sent from Paddock’s Microsoft Live email account, “[email protected]” to “[email protected],” Paddock wrote “try and ar before u buy. we have huge selection. located in the las vegas area.” The “centralpark4804” account wrote back “we have a wide variety of optics and ammunition to try.” Paddock emailed back “for a thrill try out bumpfire ar’s with a 100 round magazine.
While breaching Paddock’s room at approximately 10:55 pm, an officer accidentally fired one round from his sidearm, reportedly not hitting anyone. Paddock, meanwhile, was found laying awkwardly over a rifle with what investigators reported to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Recordings of the incident do not contain Paddock’s final “suicide shot.”
Sadly, we appear to be no closer to an answer in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.
If you’ve heard that directors can produce a big screen movie or cartoon, with several endings, and you didn’t have any kneejerk reaction, you understand the concept of disinfo.
You have no reason, at all, to believe that media personalities are loyal to your in-group or worldview, to the extent that you can call in a favor, meaning they are materially worthless and emotionally distant. So, what is their credibility. Are you in a position to test it.
This thing still smells like government spooks
reeks of it
Nailbanger, an obvious false flag from day one and still ongoing !
The burglary at the dudes house was the big give away, but I knew instantly when I heard the first few videos this was NOT an AR with a the Slide far. Utter bullshit. Now no broken windows in the room ? There were other shooters for sure and this guy was a setup ! Don’t forget FBI is running the show ? That is a critical point. Why have no conclusive ballistics been revealed ?
I know why, because an AR did not do this.
After 7 months any concoction of the events can be formed, packaged and sold to to an oh well public. The ducks have been manipulated and placed in a row. The truth is never what it is made out to be when the “official” story is presented.
Though I voted for Donald Trump and am glad I did, I bet he wishes like hell he could take a ride in the wayback machine. I think the hosebag Daniels thing will take him down. Highly unlikely second term and probably imminent divorce. With at least half of the country blindly liberal just wait till 2020.
Better be where you want to be by then. The other day I stopped at a grocery store and when I came out a big suv was parked next to me, too closely, with a “resist Trump” sticker on it. If I had had any pro-Trump literature on my rig I’m guessing it would have been keyed.Rellik has the right idea about liberals.
@ Anon, I voted for Trump too. Politics is war without the shooting. The dirty deep state is why we voted for him. So they play dirty. Never give up and never doubt yourself or your reasons. The shooting may come next. Never give up your weapons.
Utter nonsense, nobody cares about Daniels 14 years ago ! You are a bit clueless
Where are we?
https://www.vox DOT com/2018/5/4/17311452/gun-rights-black-lives-matter-michigan-siwatu-salama-ra
http://www.thedailysheeple DOT com/gun-owner-will-give-birth-in-prison-after-trying-to-protect-daughter-from-assailant_052018
I have built more then a couple AR’s in my day, and something stood out to me when looking at this. The photo that shows paddocks feet lying in the room and 2 AR’s on the floor: They both seem to have the same stock (not a bump stock). I have never seen this particular style stock before. If you do a google search for AR stocks, this one is not on the first page. It is surely not a popular AR stock.
However, if you watch the video of the cops checking other rooms (Los Vegas Police Enter Guests Hotel Room…) The 2nd video in this article, You will notice that the cops have the same stock.
Its a stock by Daniel Defense, its on all of their rifles.
Most of the stocks I see are Vietnam era military solid fixed stocks and no bumpfire stocks that I can see. Another issue I have is there is maybe one mag of spent cartridges on the floor. Based on the rate of fire and the number of wounded there should be hundreds spent cartridges on the floor not a few dozen. Besides I don’t know anyone that stacks their ARs in a pile like that either.
there is no evidence a bump stock was even involved
the msm here is constantly pushing gun control day in and day out
We’ll never know the full story on Vegas…
..and as time goes on people will care less until the next big one.
“We’ll never know the full story on Vegas…”
Nope, and that goes for all of the other “questionable” headline stories as well. Whether it be JFK, 9/11, Boston Bombing, Sandy Hook…etc … they all have one common denominator.
GOVERNMENTinvolvement — America’s Interior, and the Worlds Exterior Terror Threat.
FTW, Spot in assessment !
Jim – no argument. If we start with that as the premise and work our way to ‘what we know is not even 1% of the truth…’ life is just better.
Hawaii volcano blows; mandatory evacuations.
Lava spews 150 feet into the air.
“Residents in Puna’s Leilani Estates subdivision fled with little more than the clothes on their backs Thursday night after an eruption in Kilauea’s east rift zone created a fissure in the community, spewing lava into the air as high as utility poles, covering roads and nearing several homes.”
Reportedly two houses have been lost.
Most people will not evacuate till the
We’d rather take our chances with Pele
than the government or criminals.
How far away are you? Hope you and your family stay safe.
good luck to you…..that’s about all i can do………
6.9 earthquake as volcano eruption continues.
I guess this beats a stale bag of Cheetos and a warm Red Bull…
Lap it up bitches…
Why was Paddock’s autopsy conducted six days after the massacre and not sooner?
Maybe because they had 50 some-odd OTHER bodies to identify and process?
This REALLY doesn’t take a genius, sorry.
Susan, you’re really not a genius yourself are you? It should be prudent and priority to examine the suspected primary shooters body as to ascertain the cause of death, possible staging of scene/death or if other actors were involved in his death. I bet you think 19 cavemen with box cutters caused 9-11 don’t you?
This REALLY doesn’t take a genius, sorry.
Well I’ve Investigated this myself & Followed many others who have Investigated this also & I knew the Whole Story was BULLSHITE from the start after going through the WITNESSES VIDEOS myself many Frame by Frame & taking Stills I knew the WINDOWS WEREN’T BROKEN UNTIL FBI BLEW THEM OUT WELL AFTER THE MASSACRE (I’ve got Stills with close ups of the WINDOWS with a REFLECTION ACROSS THEM) but there had been SHOTS 18mins Earlier in the 4 SEASONS & everything after that was GUNSHIP HELICOPTERS LINKED WITH BOULDER CITY AIRPORT where FBI/CIA Run their own PRIVATE AIR FORCE OF PRIVATE CONTRACTORS & even have a STORAGE LOCKER @ HENDERSON.
I’ve got all the Official DOCUMENTS & spent 24/7 for 5+MONTHS on this & many others have also Dedicated every minute of the Last 5+ Months on this & now we find ourselves @ 7Months After the event & people still cling to the OFFICIAL STORY which has been Proven False for most of the Last 7 Months & it amazes me how BLIND they Choose to be.
But recently Q ANON has come out & made it perfectly clear just as I believed it was a SAUDI ARABIAN COUP D’TATS BETWEEN AL-WALEED BIN TALAL & MOHAMMAD BIN SALMAN.
it was a false flag by those in high places who want gun control