Las Vegas Police Close Investigation on Mass Shooting Because They Say They Can’t Figure Out the Motive

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Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo released the final police report on the mass shooting that reportedly killed 58 people and injured hundreds more last October. The case is being closed because police say they were unable to figure out the motive behind Stephen Paddock shooting at concert-goers. [This apparently is sufficient reason to close down an investigation that strongly suggests that the reason no one can figure out Paddock’s motive is that Paddock was not the shooter. Never mind details that have not been widely reported in the media that include the ever-changing timeline of events, proof of multiple shooters, evidence of shootings in other hotels, the changing story of witness Jesus Campos, official records that there were three women with Paddock in the room when he was allegedly shooting at the crowd, and Paddock’s initial autopsy report that listed the decedent as being three inches shorter than Paddock and having brown eyes when Paddock’s were blue. All of this now is to be dismissed as irrelevant because police cannot figure out Paddock’s motive. Incidentally, all of these stories can be found by searching the Need-to-Know News archives.] -GEG

Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo held a press conference Friday to release the final police report on the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history which killed 58 people and injured hundreds more.

Lombardo says police are unable to determine a motive that drove Stephen Paddock, 64, to shoot at hundreds of concert goers from his Mandalay Bay hotel room on October 1st.

Las Vegas Review Journal reported:

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo on Friday released the Metropolitan Police Department’s final report on the Oct. 1 shooting on the Strip, saying investigators had not been able to determine gunman Stephen Paddock’s motive for carrying out the deadliest random shooting in modern U.S. history.

“We have not been able to definitively answer the ‘why,’” Lombardo said at a news briefing.

He also said the investigation indicates that Paddock acted alone, adding that he does not anticipate any arrests in connection with the case.

Lombardo also defended the performance of the communications systemduring the chaos of the shooting and its aftermath.

“There’s no system in the world that can handle that kind of volume in a short period of time,” he said of the radio issues that officers experienced. “I personally believe the communications system was sound and robust.”

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3 years ago

“The case is being closed because police say they were unable to figure out the motive behind Stephen Paddock shooting at concert-goers.”

Yawn. Police are often “unable to figure out the motive” of mass murders who scream “Allahu Akbar!”