Las Vegas Sheriff: "You Got To Assume Shooter Had Help" As "Mystery Woman" Emerges

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During a lengthy press conference update on the investigation into the Las Vegas massacre, Clark County Sheriff Lombardo expressed his belief that gunman Stephen Paddock had to have help at some point but sarcastically says "maybe he’s a super guy."

Clearly showing the strains of being awake under serious stress for the last 72 hours, the sheriff explained...

 “Look at this. You look at the weapon obtaining the different amounts of tannerite available, do you think this was all accomplished on his own, face value?”


You got to make the assumption he had to have help at some point, and we want to insure that’s the answer. Maybe he’s a super guy, super hero–not a hero, super–I won’t use the word. Maybe he’s super — that was working out this out on his own, but it will be hard for me to believe that.”


“Here’s the reason why, put one and one–two and two together, another residence in Reno with firearms, okay, electronics and everything else associated with larger amounts of ammo, a place in Mesquite, we know he had a girlfriend. Do you think this is all self-facing individual without talking to somebody, it was sequestered amongst himself. Come on focus folks these type of investigations have been occurring in the last few years and we have to investigate that.”

Sheriff Lombardo began by giving more detailed timeline of the Las Vegas Police effort to breach the hotel door...

Additionally, Sheriff Lombardo stated that the piece of paper in the gunman's hotel room was not a suicide note and that authorities have seen evidence that the shooter planned to survive and possible escape, adding that he could not disclose details...

Police also told a news conference that 317 of the 489 people injured in the Las Vegas shooting have been discharged from hospitals.

Lombardo also said none of the cameras Paddock put up in the hotel room where he unleashed gunfire onto a concert crowd were recording, and noted that the shooter had 1,600 rounds of ammunition and several containers of an explosive commonly used in target shooting (Ammonium nitrate and Tannerite) that totaled 50 pounds in his car.

Earlier this afternoon, several law enforcement officials told NBC News that investigatorsare trying to identify a mystery woman seen with Stephen Paddock in the days before the Las Vegas massacre. They don't know if she has any connection to the attack, but they would like to speak with her as they build a timeline of Paddock's last days, the officials said.

So to summarize - He had help, planned to escape (so was not a suicide mission), there is a female potential accomplice at large, and the FBI further confirmed that "no evidence at this point to say it was an act of [domestic] terrorism."

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balz's picture

All because of Valium...

greenskeeper carl's picture

1600 rounds seems REALLY low compared to the pictures/videos. You could hear that gun banging away for a good long time. One picture showed what looked like a stack of a dozen or so 90 round Surefire mags. Unless he stacked them back up all neatly after using them (which no one does, why would you?) that means that whole stack went unfired, and would account for 1000 or more of those 1600 rounds he supposedly had. So he only fired 5-600 then killed himself, with that whole pile of mags just sitting there, loaded and ready? Get the fuck outta here.

ergatz's picture

A 64yr-old pulled that stunt???? ALL BS.

Deathrips's picture

His accomplice was CIASIS and he deep state.


They need the people to be scared to hand more tithings to them.





PhattyBuoy's picture


He just called him a "super guy" !


Well .... that will inspire some Nut Jobs ....


Sherrif needs to get OUT of Town!

Ms No's picture

No what he is saying is that the narritive is stupid and he is right.  It was obvious to begin with anyway.

JSBach1's picture

There is a new audio in which a concert goer who was in close proximity to a young girl who was shot straight in the stomach and directly from due south and not west which was to her right. She also claims that there was two different sounds of fire, one of which seemed to get closer to them:

Listen to the whole audio 8 min 30 secs.

PhattyBuoy's picture

Sorry ...


"Super Hero" !



3LockBox's picture

"Come on focus folks these type of investigations have been occurring in the last few years and we have to investigate that.”

Seems he is suggesting ISIS, Deep State, Antifa or other...

Perhaps this department can get to the bottom of it?

Keyser's picture

I would say that the official story is full of holes, but there is no official story now other than there was only one shooter... The rest is conjecture made up by the MSM and internet pundits, causing officialdom to reply with knee-jerk responses.... The only thing we know for sure is that Paddock was the patsy in all of this... 

bamawatson's picture

...... "in a lonely hotel room" when bullet hits bone

Déjà view's picture

What happens in Vegas...stays in Vegas...

Goatboy's picture

What happens in Vegas...stays in Vegas...

Dont be hasty, lets wait and see.

RAT005's picture

Lug 20 something guns up there and only some 1500 rounds, that makes no sense.  Plus what was housekeeping doing for a week cleaning around all of those guns and ammo.  1 or 2 guns could be hidden to look like luggage but after 5 or more you run out of places to put them and then while a half dozen suitcases might look a little weird and nobody says anything but if you're cleaning around a half dozen or more gun cases, maybe you mention something......

Plus, how after lighting up the night with 1500 rounds, did he plan to pack some 20+ guns out to the car?  If he was gong to leave guns after the show, then for sure why bring so many that he can't use only to be left behind.  I've left gun shows carrying 3 rifle cases, can barely make it down the aisle and out the door and that's with a little friendly neighborly help.

If they found 4 guns in the room and 2,000 rounds plus 4 more in the car and another 1,000 rounds or more in the car, that makes sense for a guy planning to leave in a hurry.

The whole storyline seems pathetic.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Keyser: I would say that the official story is full of holes…

The same reason is used by some Brazilians when Brazil lost the world cup: We don’t believe the players. They were paid to lose. And the best player faked his injury at the previous game.

Tell us your story and we find holes on your as well.

Of course the shooter had help: From the government that allowed him to buy 20 plus weapons without questioning it.

That makes me wonder if a Jihadist is not buying 20 plus weapons as well.



W270's picture

How do you compare the World Cup to this type of event. Now I know that you Brazilians think your Gods on the field and lossing the World Cup especially at home is a tradegy,  but really?  You are going to compare the 2 events?  I think your smoking the stuff a little to green.  

espirit's picture

that "no evidence at this point to say it was an act of [domestic] terrorism."

Ok, then it's another opening salvo in CW2.


JRobby's picture

Brazil threw the games.

One of the most corrupt places on Earth.

detached.amusement's picture

green doesnt produce such hallucinations, I think escrava's shit is laced with pcp or something

hey escrava, can you fly yet?

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Wow, Escrauva.  Good luck to Brazil in the next WC if that is their way of dealing with a loss!  Neymar was pretty obviously injured by Zuniga.

The players weren't paid to lose, Germany was better, but Brazil stubbornly tried to keep playing the same way, to try get back in the game, but instead they just went from 3-0 to 4-0, 5-0, 6-0. 

Are these average Brazilians that believe that, or the ones that actually watch futbol?

nmewn's picture

The government DID question, its called a Form 4473, the federal government background check. I would know, I've filled one out three times, however I own over 40.

That should give you nightmares ;-)

TuPhat's picture

After reading your comments nmewn, knowing that you have 40 fire arms is comforting.  I have purchased several whenever private individuals sell them myself.  The good guys should be armed.

idahobandito's picture

75 minutes until police many donut stops on the way to the motel? This is a prime example of why there should be nation wide open and concealed carry. If someone across the hall in the motel had a 45, this could have been different. I find it difficult to believe one person could hit over five hundred people from that range. More like five experienced marksman.... I smell a lie somewhere.

FreeMoney's picture

The LE on site knew the shooter had automatic weapons.  Rather than one or two guys charging in, maybe with body armor or maybe not, they called for backup and waited for swat to get there.  That took an hour.

Supposedly the the shooter had stopped, so they thought the public would be "safe".

I'm guessing if the above set of circumstances are correct, that department policy is to wait for the back up.

More curious about why did this event happen at all?

Why Vegas?  Why music fans?  Why no message, or claim or responsibility?  

It seems to me that all the rest of the mass murder events all had some motivating factor.  Some injustice, some politcal complaint, some hurt feelings, some something that made the shooter snap.  Here we have nothing but meticulous planning without grivance or motivation.


Cloud9.5's picture

I am pleased that Huffington Post highlighted this article from Wired Magazine and posted this article on how to manufacture your own AR-15.

The ability of the government to restrict the production and possession of firearms is an illusion foisted on the law abiding public by ignorant control freaks.  You cannot restrict the flow of firearms if individuals wish to acquire them.   Criminals will always be armed. 

If after watching the video you come to the happy conclusion that you can end this by shutting down the companies that manufacture AR lower blanks and end the production of ghost guns you are misinformed.  I built a foundry that runs on discarded motor oil out of a helium party balloon canister. I used an air mattress inflator as the blower.  Using a sand mold, I was able to cast an AR-15 lower out of melted soft drink cans.

The machine tools necessary to convert these sand castings into firearms are for sale on Craig’s List, Harbor Freight and

There are more than eight million AR’s in private hands at the moment and that number goes up every day.





Mentaliusanything's picture

Criminals will always be armed. I'm Australian and a Yank and yes they do .. so bury them deep boys because this time they are coming for your disarmament come Hell or High water. First comes the auto ban because you don't need it as its not sporting but the Govrnment will have full auto. Then comes the "Never let this happen again if your a patriot" and followed by why do actually need a gun. Then comes to make  (enter the state or nation).. safe again we will buy back your guns (  que ...Criminals Laughing)  Then comes the draconion safes for all weapons, full registration including your children's names. When you need powder heads or cases they want your left kidney. Then comes the hand gun full ban followed by the repeating shotgun ban. soon enough their have tanks, bullet proof cars and the upper hand and your left with your limp dick in your hand. Could not have planned it better if I was the UN.

Run do not walk to your exit (and all of them you own! ..Bury them deep!! but they already know what you have because of past changes!!


house biscuit's picture

You're like Rube Goldberg, Batman & Richard Gatling rolled into one

dicksburnt's picture


if we just get rid of the guns everything will be all better, right? - cuz them JIHIDI's will kill us if we don't.   There's that "911 the gift that keeps on giving" thing again.

Those that would give up a little freedom for security deserve neither and should lose both.

Freddie's picture

More crisis actors.  Girl shot in the shoulder doing cheers from hospital bed.

Girl with a bullet stil in her leg but it is not swollen.  Why leave the bullet in her leg too? 


I just hope Gene Rosen and Robbie Parker were not injured.

Keep buying the lies suckers but dumb whites love their NFL, NBA and NCAA Trayvon rapists.

Clashfan's picture

Freddie, I applaud your suspicion and enjoy your avatar, but are these crisis actors?

There are some crisis actors, I agree. But what about these particular folks? Real victims? Hmm.



If you were the bell boy who helped him car all those guns to his room, and got a big tip, would you come forward now?

Pickleton's picture

"Of course the shooter had help: From the government that allowed him to buy 20 plus weapons without questioning it."


Of course, that's an outright lie. He had all the background checks that you imbeciles keep atuo-regurgitating stops these things.

Of course, you leftist imbeciles dont like comptetition from govt caused mass death, so you, dumber than a bag of hammers that your kind are, will auto-regurgitate the same failed policy you always do that caused tens of millioons of deaths last century.  Gun confiscation and govt sole ownership of guns.




fajensen's picture

Crazy people do not make sense. I had a colleague who went nuts and for years buried stashes of exactly 500 Kg's worth of paraffin blocks in the forest. When the guy later got busted for embezzlement and theft, police were digging those paraffin depots up alll over the place while looking for the money.

If the guy had planned to escape, he should perhaps have planned a fire in the electrical room to take out the elevators first?. It would take the plod some 20 minutes or more to lump all their tactical gear and body armour up 30 flights of stairs, giving the perp 10 minutes of shooting and ample time to just walk out with the crowds of everyone else during the fire evacutation.    

He could simply have paid extra for cleaning to stay well clear of his room - Just tell the reception he is there for a week of "partying" and he doesn't want to be disturbed. it is a high-class hotel, the guy was known to have money. If one is up to some pervy shit, which is not straigh-up illegal of course, one pays extra for the hotel to not stick their noses in any of it. As long as the other guests do not complain, they won't. It's a Service. 

The hotel knows, with person like that, they can just Amex the final bill for bunny-suited forensic cleaners clearing all of that that nasty lube and latex away. They probably did exactly that many times before, he looks like exactly the kind of guy who would be into nasty stuff, that one don't wanna know the details off.  

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Re: The sheriff says Paddoch "HAD" to have help to do this.

This, stated differently, means he could NOT do what he did by himself. I don't know can one man Not ...

A) Can one man (with no criminal record) Aquire 47 weapons over the course of years. Well, I think, yes. He apparently did.

B) Get 23 weapons into a hotel suite over three days using 10 suitcases? I think this is possible.

C) Break out two windows. It can be done. We know it WAS DONE by somebody because the windows are broken out.

D) Fire hundreds if not thousands of shots over the course of five or 10 minutes? I also think one man could do this. He allegedly filmed himself. People presumably have already watched him doing just this. The man in the room below him said he heard all the shots.

"I don't know about your police work there, Mr. Sheriff." What precisely did he do that plenty of people could not do on their own? 

Col_Sanders's picture


Now you're questioning one of the lead investigators?


RAT005's picture

In complete secrecy that no one knew what he was doing?  Help means helping keep it a secret and there by being a party to the crime.

Omen IV's picture

where are the  HALLWAY / ELEVATOR / LOBBY / PARKING GARAGE / VIDEOS?????????????????


show him hauling

show someone else hauling repeatedly up and down...........for days

pattern should be obvious to anyone to detect

Ben Tornilloed's picture

How many rifles you think could fit in a golf bag? 5 - 6?  Four days and 4 rounds of golf and his arsenal is in the room carried by bell hops.

freedogger's picture

All reasonable statements. People say 64 is too old for this, I call BS on that. Only looking at photos, but this guy looked thick and somewhat powerful. A bit pudgy but that don't matter. If they claimed he fought his way out of that hotel and got away, I'd be suspicious.

Akzed's picture

NPR said today Paddock planned this for decades.
"paddock" means an enclosed pen for cattle or sheep, accordingto Mirriam-Webster.
The wounded count is back below 500, changed to sow confusion.
And so on.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

The sherif confirmed that the room was not rented through the hotel. They probably did not have housekeeping services or the conventional check-in process.

Omen IV's picture

youre either a fool / troll / or never been to LV major Hotel

Mentaliusanything's picture

Something smells and yes your right. It makes no sense at all. his death image on 4 chan shows a very disturbing image ( bodies bleed out  its called blood pressure and he would have some) and with the 'head shot' whats with the blood on the brown tee at the chest center.

I think we are being sold a pup. and the make up is very bad.

OH Putin did it (sorry its just my bullshit meter is peaking and we do not own the media)

In Ze No's picture

The 13 on his neck on the widely distributed closed eye shot is no where to be found on the dead body pic identified as the same guy.

Also, I find it odd no one's asked about the significance of that neck tatoo in media circles.  

Clashfan's picture

Some say it wasn't a tatoo but a skin fold, and that could be; however, the analyses I've seen of the ears present a more difficult hurdle for the official story.


csmith's picture

Maids hadn't been in the room since he checked in. DND sign was up the whole time.

freedogger's picture

Yeah it's not rocket science to think he would have used a DND sign and left shit in their suitcases until the day before. And what, a hotel it's going to be suspicious of a regular gambler bringing suitcases with wheels up to a hotel room? WTF?

Buck Johnson's picture

Exactly, and I don't buy that those cameras weren't recording.  It doesn't make sense to use them as backup and then keep them off.  No this sounds like a frame up.