May 3, 2018

Police release body camera footage of Las Vegas shooting

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo showing a timeline of the mass shotting last October. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Las Vegas police have released body camera footage showing the scene when officers entered the Mandalay Bay hotel room of shooter Stephen Paddock, who unleashed a hail of bullets on concerts-goers last October, marking the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

The background: The release comes after various media outlets sued to obtain videos amid skepticism over public agencies' response to the massacre that left 58 people killed and hundreds injured.

Go deeper: The AP adds that the hours of video show "officers checking rooms in the Mandalay Bay before getting to Paddock’s room. An officer says, “Breach! Breach! Breach!” before a loud bang and a fire alarm begins to sound."

  • "Inside, Paddock’s body is seen his back, clad in dark pants and a long-sleeve shirt with a glove on his left hand. An apparent pool of blood stains the carpet near his head as a police SWAT officer walks past."
  • "An officer grabs an assault-style rifle from the ledge of a broken window and other weapons are found around the room.
  • "The newly released videos represent a sample of hundreds of hours of body-camera recordings, none of which offer a motive for the shooting, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters Tuesday."

Watch the video obtained by The New York Times.

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