Las Vegas shooter: Who is Stephen Paddock?
Stephen Paddock carried out the deadliest mass shooting in AMERICAN history. Here is what the government is up to now know about the 64-year-old Nevada man.
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s autopsy records were released by the coroner’s office Friday, but reportedly does not provide an explanation into what drove him to shoot at a crowd of concert goers on Oct. 1, 2017.
The documents, obtained by The Associated Press, said that traces of anti-anxiety medication were found in the shooter’s system. But because the drug was found in his urine, instead of in his blood, he was not under the influence of the medication, the report said. Paddock ‘ s body allegedly was not affected by disease or something that could lead to aggressive behaviour.
However, the autospy showed that Paddock’s of the brain was dotted with an unusually large number of small deposits that may be associated with neurological disorders, the New York Times reported.
The autopsy showed Paddock, which was just a little over six feet tall, was considered a bit too heavy at 224 pounds, had high blood pressure and bad teeth. But he appeared to be healthy and nothing out of the ordinary discovered in his physical condition, even after experts at the University of Stanford have a microscopic examination of the brain, according to the documents.
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Of his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Paddock, 64, fired bullets in a sea of people that the Route 91 country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. Fifty eight people were killed and hundreds of others were injured in what is considered the worst mass shooting in modern American history.
Before he could be reached by the authorities, Paddock fatally shot himself in his hotel room. He has no suicide note, and investigators believe that he is the only shooter.
The police found 23 guns and a gun in his hotel suite and more than a dozen of the rifles were equipped with the “bump ” stock” devices that are allowed for rapid-fire shooting similar to fully automatic weapons.
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Paddock’s body was eventually cremated and his ashes were given to a family member in Florida.
The autopsy report was released, in accordance with a court order, by the Clark County coroner’s office. Also released last week were the autopsy reports of the victims in the shooting.
On Friday, a judge ordered the Associated Press and the Las Vegas Review-Journal to destroy their copies of an autopsy report for an off-duty police officer who was killed in the massacre, citing the right to privacy, the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
That report was one of the 58 that a different judge had ordered released by the Clark County coroner in response to another lawsuit.
The shops were also excluded from further reporting on the details in the autopsy report.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.