Who is Stephen Paddock? Las Vegas shooter, 64, was licensed pilot and hunting enthusiast with no criminal record who owned a $400,000 home in nearby retirement community

Monday, October 2, 2017
By Paul Martin

The man suspected of killing over 50 people and injuring 400 when he opened fire on concertgoers Sunday night has been identified as Stephen Paddock
His dead body was discovered by police in a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort following the deadliest mass shooting in US history
Paddock, 64, lived just 90 minutes outside Las Vegas in the city of Mesquite, where he bough a home in a retirement community back in 2015
He lived at the $400,000 property with Marilou Danley, 62, the same woman police sought out for questioning about the terror attack
Paddock had hunting and fishing licenses as was as his pilot’s license, and may have worked at Lockheed Martin as an auditor according to public records
He had no criminal record in the state of Nevada and officials said at a press conference early Monday that they are still looking into his possible motive

2 October 2017

The man suspected of opening fire at concertgoers attending a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night was a local resident with no prior criminal convictions in the state of Nevada.

Stephen Paddock, 64, lived just 90 minutes outside Las Vegas in the city of Mesquite, where he purchased a home in a retirement community for just over $369,000 in 2015 according to public records.

He lived there with 62-year-old Marilou Danley according to records, the same woman police announced they were seeking to question on Sunday night as they began their investigation into the horrific terror attack.

Paddock had both hunting and fishing licenses according to public records, as well as his pilot’s license, but no criminal record in the state of Nevada.

He may have worked as an internal auditor at Lockheed Martin for some time, and managed an apartment building complex in Mesquite, Texas.

Paddock also had no social media presence which has made it difficult to find images of the man and stand up the information revealed in these records.

Paddock had committed suicide by the time police breached the door to the room from which the gunman had opened fire at the Mandalay Bay Resort just after 10pm on Sunday night.

It marked the end of what has now become the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, which left over 50 dead and 400 injured.

The attack played out as Jason Aldean performed on stage to close out the third and final day of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, which was taking place across the street from the resort.

Over 20,000 people were in attendance at the event, and described the attack as ‘nonstop gunfire,’ which only stopped when the gunman went to reload his weapon.

It is not yet known what weapon or weapons the gunman used in the attack.

Police said in a press conference early Monday that that they discovered in ‘excess of 10 rifles’ in the room, and that Paddock’s death was the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He is believed to have acted alone at this time, despite early reports that stated there may have been multiple shooters on the scene.

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