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UPDATE: 1 Oct. witness statements, officer reports to be released May 16

Video related to mass shooting released
Posted at 3:21 PM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 09:44:31-04

WARNING: Some viewers could find the above video disturbing to watch. 

UPDATE MAY 15: Las Vegas police will release the second installment of the 1 October shooting documents on May 16. This release will consist of witness statements and officer reports that were completed during the investigation.

UPDATE MAY 3: We showed part of the video to a retired investigator.  He says from what he saw in the video, the crews who stormed gunman Stephen Paddock's room handled a tense situation calmly and professionally.

Retired investigator Doug Poppa says as crews moved in, police were still getting multiple conflicting reports about where shots were coming from.  

"When they kicked that door, they didn't know if they were gonna be facing one guy or 20 guys with assault weapons and they would have been dead, so they went in, they did what they had to do," he says.

Poppa says his only criticism after watching the video was that he wants to know why it took so long for crews to breach the hotel suite.

ORIGINAL: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has released some of the video that was captured on Oct. 1 when police officers broke into the suite being used by mass shooter Stephen Paddock.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo told the public on Tuesday that the department would release the video. Lombardo emphasized that the release of the video and other records would most likely retraumatize survivors and family members and that it would also put stress, both emotional and financial, on the department. 

The video that was released came from body cameras worn by two of the police officers who helped clear Paddock's room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas Strip. 

PHOTOS: Inside gunman Stephen Paddock's suite at Mandalay Bay 

Police lawyers revealed on Tuesday that the first officer who entered Paddock's room did not activate his body cam. According to department policy, officers are required to activate their cameras during calls that result in interaction with citizen and/or involves a search.


Paddock was found inside the suite with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

58 people were killed by Paddock and hundreds of others suffered physical and psychological trauma. 

LVMPD released 3 hours of video on Wednesday afternoon. 13 Action News is currently reviewing all of the video. Check back for updates and additional video clips.


Paddock began firing on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival at 10:05 p.m. Oct. 1. The firing lasted for at least 10 minutes.

Police officers arrived on the 31st floor of Mandalay Bay at 10:12 p.m. They reported at that time that they could hear gunfire above them.

The first 2 officers arrived on the 32nd floor at 10:17 p.m 

The officers were joined by several more police officers between 10:26 and 10:30 p.m.

Police officers enter the room at 11:20 p.m. 


"You guys are doing a [expletive] phenomenal job by the way. Beers are on me later."

"If we come across anybody make sure they show you there hands, because they could very easily pretend to be a victim."

"We have a guy shooting a bunch of people."

"You guys need to leave. We've got a shooter. You guys need to leave."

"They need to evacuate the while casino"

"I don't care if you have to pull a fire alarm. We have a shooter. He's killed multiple people already."

"Police department, everybody okay? Lock the doors."

"Get in the room. Lock yourself in the room. We have a guy shooting."

"We’re going to make entrance...see if we can make our way to the suspect."

“You ready? Get your gear and let’s go!”

“Keep looking at these people coming out! watch for weapons! Watch for weapons!”

"Stay with us...don’t let anyone come up behind us. Watch out for blue on blue. Watch out for officers!”

 “Watch what you are stepping on ....he put cameras on the peepholes that what those wires are."

"Got one suspect down."

"Listen guys, this is done. If you need to go elsewhere and help out, go."

“I’m really thinking this is a one guy thing.“


Therapist, 1 Oct. survivor talk about impact of records release