Stephen Paddock: Here’s What We Know About The Las Vegas Shooter
LAS VEGAS (CNN) — Who was Stephen Paddock, the man suspected of killing more than 50 people on the Las Vegas Strip?
Paddock, 64, was a resident of Mesquite, a town of about 18,000 people on the Nevada-Arizona state line 82 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Authorities are searching his home Monday. They don’t know how long he’d lived in the area.
He’d been staying in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas since last Thursday, authorities said.
From his room on the 32nd floor he fired hundreds of rounds into the crowd on the street below at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on Sunday night, killing more than 50 and wounding over 400.
Officers broke into his hotel room and found Paddock dead, police said in a statement. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said it appears he killed himself. Police don’t think anybody else was involved.
More than 10 rifles were found in the room, Lombardo said.
Law enforcement has no “derogatory information” about Paddock, besides the fact that he received a citation several years ago that was handled in the court system, Lombardo said.
In addition to Paddock, police said they located a woman who may have been his roommate – Marilou Danley, 62.
The suspect was using some of Marilou Danley’s identification, but they do not believe she was involved in the shooting, Lombardo said.
Paddock had a private pilot’s license and the FAA is gathering his records, according to FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown.