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Gunman’s Autopsy Gives No Insight on Motive in Vegas Mass Shooting

The much anticipated autopsy report on Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did nothing to help explain why he carried out the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history — his body didn’t hold diseases or drugs or other substances that could have caused aggressive behavior.

In fact, it showed he was a sober, healthy 64-year-old.

The report — released Friday (Feb. 9) in response to a lawsuit by The Associated Press and the Las Vegas Review-Journal — showed gunman Stephen Paddock had anti-anxiety drugs in his system but was not under the influence of them.

Paddock unleashed a barrage of bullets from his high-rise hotel suite into a crowd at a country music festival below, killing 58 people and injuring more than 800 others on Oct. 1. He fatally shot himself before officers stormed his hotel suite after the mass shooting.

The autopsy showed the 6-foot-1 Paddock was slightly overweight at 224 pounds, had high

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Vegas gunman’s brother: Seems there were “no physical excuses” for what he did

LAS VEGAS — The much anticipated autopsy report on Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did nothing to help explain why he carried out the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history — his body didn’t hold diseases or drugs or other substances that could have caused aggressive behavior. In fact, it showed he was a sober, healthy 64-year-old.

The report, which was released Friday in response to a lawsuit by The Associated Press and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, showed gunman Stephen Paddock had anti-anxiety drugs in his system but was not under the influence of them. 

“It seems that based on the autopsy reports there were no physical excuses for what Steve did,” his younger brother, Eric Paddock, said, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. “We may never understand why Steve did this.”

Paddock unleashed a barrage of bullets from his high-rise hotel suite into a crowd at

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Las Vegas Gunman’s Brain Exam Only Deepens Mystery of His Actions

There was no evidence of frontotemporal lobar degeneration, which affects “executive functions,” including decision-making and social interactions, and can cause personality changes and unrestrained behavior. That disease would likely have been inconsistent with someone able to engage in meticulous planning.

Mr. Paddock had complained to friends of feeling ill, in pain and fatigued, according to a preliminary report on the police investigation released last month. Mr. Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, told investigators that he had grown more distant over the year before the shooting. The law enforcement report described Mr. Paddock as “germaphobic” and strongly reactive to smells.

A primary care physician in Las Vegas — who said he had been Mr. Paddock’s doctor since 2009 and had last seen him as a patient roughly a year before the shooting — told officials that he suspected Mr. Paddock had bipolar disorder. That psychological disorder,

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/us/las-vegas-attack-paddock-brain-autopsy.html

Autopsy gives no insight on gunman’s motive in Las Vegas mass shooting

The much anticipated autopsy report on Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did nothing to help explain why he carried out the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history — his body didn’t hold diseases or drugs or other substances that could have caused aggressive behavior.

In fact, it showed he was a sober, healthy 64-year-old.

The report — released Friday in response to a lawsuit by The Associated Press and the Las Vegas Review-Journal — showed gunman Stephen Paddock had anti-anxiety drugs in his system but was not under the influence of them.

Paddock unleashed a barrage of bullets from his high-rise hotel suite into a crowd at a country music festival below, killing 58 people and injuring more than 800 others on Oct. 1. He fatally shot himself before officers stormed his hotel suite after the mass shooting.

Las Vegas hotel re-numbers floor where gunman opened fire on music festival

(Reuters) – The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where a gunman converted a suite to a sniper’s nest in October and opened fire on an outdoor country music concert, killing 58 people, will rename several floors of the guest tower, the company said.

Floors 31, 32, 33 and 34 of the hotel will be renumbered 56, 57, 58 and 59, said Brian Ahern, a spokesman for MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay.

Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old retiree, fired on the Route 91 Harvest festival on Oct. 1 from a suite he had rented on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay before taking his own life.

The tower, which is 43 stories tall, had already used an unconventional floor-numbering system before the massacre in which the top four floors were listed as 60-63.

Paddock’s shooting spree, which also wounded nearly 500 people, ranks as the deadliest mass shooting

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Death of gunman in Fayette County mass shooting ruled a suicide – Tribune

Updated 4 hours ago

The accused gunman in a shooting that claimed four other lives Sunday at a Fayette County car wash died after shooting himself in the head, authorities ruled Wednesday.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled suicide in the death of Timothy O. Smith, 28, of Stahlstown. Smith was pronounced dead at 8:54 p.m. Sunday in Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, although authorities said until Tuesday that he was on life support with a gunshot wound to the head.

Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower confirmed Tuesday that Smith was declared clinically dead Sunday night.

According to Bower, Smith fired on four others in an ambush just before 3 a.m. Sunday at Ed’s Car Wash on Indian Creek Valley Road in the Saltlick Township village of Melcroft. Bower said Smith, armed with an AR15 semi-automatic rifle

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Melcroft gunman had altercation with victim at bar before mass shooting

Surveillance video from the Tall Cedars bar shows the gunman in Sunday’s mass shooting in a physical altercation with one of the victims the night before, according to the victim’s father, Scott Porterfield.


Officials confirm suspect in Fayette County shooting that killed 4 was pronounced dead Sunday evening

Porterfield, the father of William Porterfield, said he viewed surveillance from the bar before state police saw the video.

He said the video showed Tim Smith approach William Porterfield from behind and grab his shoulder. He said the video showed Porterfield turning around and facing Smith, before a female bar owner split the men up and escorted Smith out

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Gunman in Fayette County mass shooting dies, police say – Tribune

Updated 3 hours ago

A Stahlstown man believed to have shot and killed four people early Sunday at a Fayette County car wash is dead, state police said.

Timothy O. Smith, 28, died at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, Trooper Robert Broadwater of the Uniontown barracks confirmed Tuesday.

Two doctors pronounced Smith dead at 8:54 p.m. Sunday, according to a state police incident report.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the time of death late Tuesday night, reporting Smith died of a self-inflicted injury at the hospital Sunday night.

For two days, authorities repeatedly said Smith was on life support with a gunshot wound to his head, possibly self-inflicted, and was not expected to survive.

“All I am going to say is that he was declared clinically dead Sunday night,” Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower

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FBI Knew Las Vegas Gunman Had Big Gun Stashes, Records Say – NBC 5 Dallas

FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. 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.

However, new questions were raised after a U.S. judge in Nevada unsealed the documents revealing some of what federal agents had learned about shooter Stephen Paddock in the week after the Las Vegas attack.

The 315 pages of FBI affidavits provide just a glimpse of what investigators found during initial searches of Paddock’s car and home after police found him dead late Oct. 1 in a hotel room at the Mandalay Bay resort. Girlfriend Marilou Danley’s casino player rewards card was with him, although she was in the Philippines at the time.

The documents made public did not answer the key question: What motivated Paddock, a 64-year-old high-stakes gambler,

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