Court Documents Reveal New Details in Las Vegas Shooting

Court Documents Reveal New Details in Las Vegas Shooting

There are 1 comment on the Los Angeles Times story from 2 hrs ago, titled Judge unseals search warrants in mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts, according to court documents released Friday.

The girlfriend of the alleged Las Vegas shooter told authorities that they would probably find her fingerprints on Stephen Paddock's bullets and magazines because she helped him load ammo into cartridges, the Las Vegas Journal reported, citing search warrants unsealed on Friday, Jan. 12.

Investigators said the exchange could be "related to the eventual attack that occurred at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas".

A Nevada judge is due to hear arguments Tuesday about whether Las Vegas police search warrant documents should remain sealed.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts.

An FBI agent tells a judge in warrant documents made public Friday that Marilou Danley wasn't arrested when she returned to the USA from the Philippines days after the October 1 shooting, and that she was cooperating with investigators.

Court Documents Reveal New Details in Las Vegas Shooting
Court Documents Reveal New Details in Las Vegas Shooting

Other searches were conducted at a house the gunman owned in Reno where agents found a red SUV. She was out of the country when the attack happened, and Danley said after the shooting that she was in the Philippines at the time because Paddock had bought her a ticket to visit family.

One agent wrote that he believed "if there were any information related to a potential conspiracy, it would be found within" the locked phones.

"In the warrants, agents pushed for access to Danley's email account, saying that "[it could] lead investigators to determine the full scope of Stephen Paddock's plan and Marilou Danley's possible involvement".

Newly unsealed court documents show that, in the months before the massacre, murderer Stephen Paddock took measures to muddy the waters in the law enforcement investigation he knew would follow his despicable act.

Authorities also said that investigators searching Paddock's hotel rooms at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, along with his vehicle and homes, found more than 20 guns, hundreds of rounds of unused ammunition, suitcases partially filled with "pre-loaded high capacity magazines", body armor, a homemade gas mask and explosive materials.

In the days after the shootings, authorities called Danley a "person of interest". Investigators say they suspect he may have been emailing himself, but couldn't figure out why.

Paddock outside the room. and then killed himself before police arrived.

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