More information is coming to light about Stephen Paddock, the man responsible for the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas this past Sunday, as Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo held a press conference Wednesday night to share new details — and drop some tantalizing hints about what they’re learning.
According to The Daily Wire, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said during a Wednesday evening press conference that he believes alleged gunman Stephen Paddock had help and that there is evidence that suggests he didn’t plan to die in his hotel room.
Lombardo said that he has seen evidence that suggests that Paddock planned to escape but he cannot reveal what that evidence is at this point. Later in the press conference he double-downed on his statement and added that so far no one has been able to dismiss the theory.
Lombardo also indicated that based on the stockpile of different weapons Paddock had that he had to have had help at some point.
“He had to have some help at some point,” Lombardo said. “Maybe he’s a super-guy. … maybe he’s super-yahoo, was working out all this on his own, but it would be hard for me to believe that.”
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An intense area of interest for investigators at the moment is the last 12 months of Paddock’s life, as they discovered he bought 33 guns in just a year’s time. Could this be the time frame of his radicalization one way or the other?
At this point anything is possible, though we won’t know for sure until more pieces of this mysterious puzzle are found.
One thing we know for sure is that there was absolutely a motive, a reason for carrying out this horrific act, because no one carefully plans something like this without some sort of “cause” being behind it.
Let’s hope answers are found soon.