Vegas Shooting: Police Release Body-Cam Footage of Officers at the Scene
Authorities have released new bodycam footage from police officers responding to Sunday’s Las Vegas shooting massacre as the investigation into gunman Stephen Paddock continues.
Paddock, 64, fired down from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the hotel onto a country music concert. Authorities said 59 people were killed and at least 527 were injured.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released the footage on Tuesday, Oct. 3. It reveals the chaotic scene on the night of Oct. 1 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
“Go that way!” a police officer can be heard yelling multiple times as he tried to direct the crowd of concert fans away from the gunfire.
Undersheriff Kevin C. McMahill said at the news conference that the officers were trying to find out the source and location of the gunfire.
As the footage continues, the rapid fire of gunshots can be heard through the whole video. Police can be seen taking cover behind some concrete and brick structures.
Video of the bodycam footage shown at the live press conference can be seen below.
McMahill said one of the officers got shot, at which point the footage is covered by a yellow reflective vest on the officer wearing the body camera.
The undersheriff then describes the officer standing over a woman, whose condition is not clear. The video ends with officers still trying to get more concertgoers out of the venue.
Footage shows the lead officer telling his unit to stay down, as more officers crouch down by a patrol vehicle outside the venue.
In the latest update, police revealed the new status of Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley.
At a live press conference on Oct. 3, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo announced the news.
“Currently she is a person of interest,” Lombardo told reporters in reference to Danley.
Law enforcement authorities were hoping to obtain some answers from Danley.
Danley boarded a Philippine Airlines passenger jet in Manila, where she had traveled to before the shooting rampage, for a non-stop flight to Los Angeles International Airport, landing there as scheduled on Tuesday night, according to Reuters.
A police official in Manila, the Philippines capital, and a law enforcement official in the United States, both speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that Danley was being met by FBI agents in Los Angeles.
The U.S. source said Danley was not under arrest, but that the FBI hoped she would consent to be interviewed voluntarily.
Investigators were examining a $100,000 wire transfer Paddock sent to an account in the Philippines that “appears to have been intended” for Danley, a senior U.S. homeland security official told Reuters on Tuesday.