A major change to the Mandalay Bay shooting timeline has been reported by the Las Vegas police department, as it has emerged that security guard Jesus Campos was shot by gunman Stephen Paddock six minutes before the first shots were fired at the crowd.
— ABC News (@ABC) October 9, 2017
The original report was that Paddock shot Campos in the leg after he massacred 58 concertgoers and wounded over 500, which effectively stopped the gunman from shooting at the concert venue.
Let’s review the official timeline as reported by CBS 5 days ago:
The first shots were fired at 10:05 p.m., according to closed-circuit television from the concert venue. The shooting continued for 10 minutes, until 10:15 p.m. Fifty-eight people were killed in the shooting, and 489 injured, Lombardo said.
The first officers arrived on the 31st floor — one floor below where Paddock was firing — at 10:12 p.m. Officers arrived at the 32nd floor at 10:17 p.m. Lombardo said it was “phenomenal” they reached the 32nd floor within 12 minutes of when shots rang out.
One minute later, a security officer told Las Vegas police officers he was shot and gives them the exact location of the shooter.
At 10:55 p.m., eight officers arrived in the stairwell at the opposite end of the hallway nearest to the Paddock’s room.
The officers spent the next 30 minutes formulating a plan to enter Paddock’s room. The delay was “purposeful and no shots were being heard at this point,” Lombardo said.
At 11:20 p.m., officers first breached Paddock’s room.
Newsmax reported four days ago:
Campos had taken an elevator to the 32nd floor of the hotel because the stairway door had been blocked, The Daily Beast said, and when Campos got to the door where he suspected Paddock was barricaded, he was met with gunfire through the door.
The wounded Campos then radioed casino dispatch informing them of his and Paddock’s location in the hotel. Police said the suspect fired some 200 rounds at them as they approached the room, The Daily Beast noted.
To summarize: Paddock, armed to the teeth, stopped shooting at 10:15 after 10 minutes of spraying the crowd. Cops arrived 2 minutes after the shooting stopped, and 63 minutes later, his room was breached.
And now we learn that the security guard was at the room before the massacre began and had been shot in the leg.
That's a significant change to their timeline and to their story of the guard essentially stopping the shooting at the concertgoers.
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) October 9, 2017
This changes everything. For starters, who tipped the hotel off – causing them to send Campos up to Paddock’s room in the first place? Was it the mystery woman trying to warn concertgoers? Perhaps Mandalay Bay didn’t take her seriously enough to call the police, and instead sent Campos who was armed only with a nightstick.
— ZeroPointNow (@ZeroPointNow) October 2, 2017
Second, this means officials lied about how they found Paddock – who originally said military veteran Chris Bethel heard the gunfire from two floors above Paddock and assisted police in locating him. Not true if security officer Jesus Campos had been shot in the leg before Bethel heard the crowd being shot.
Another anomaly is that none of the existing videos from the shooting appear to contain audio of Paddock actually shooting himself in the head – the last shot which would have been fired, and with a much different sound coming from a hammerless revolver.
This is odd, considering that Paddock had apparently planned to survive the attack – which means he either accidentally killed himself, changed his mind and decided to kill himself, or he was dead before the shooting began and someone else actually committed the mass murder.
Next – police say there were 200 shots fired into the hallway through the door. Does this look like 200 bullets? and none went through the door on the right?
There are all sorts of unsubstantiated rumors flying around about Paddock being an FBI informant and the shootout being a deal gone wrong – which could explain the 19 guns found in the hotel room when all he’d really need is a few primary rifles, working backups, and a lot of ammo.
There were already a ton of inconsistencies with the Mandalay Bay shooting. Now, we find that we’ve been lied to about the timeline. Very unsettling.Comments »