Senior Fox News analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said that the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino was aware of a potential shooter in their hotel about six minutes before Stephen Paddock opened fire and killed 58 people — 59 including himself — in what was deemed the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, reports Fox News.
On Monday, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said that Paddock shot and injured a Mandalay Bay hotel security guard in front of his hotel room and fired 200 bullets down the hall six minutes before commenced on his deadly mission.
This story opens a major hole in the one the police gave last week that the perpetrator shot Jesus Campos, an unarmed guard, before killing 58 and injuring hundreds more at a country music concert.
“This remains an ongoing investigation with a lot of moving parts. As evidenced by law enforcement briefings over the past week, many facts are still unverified and continue to change as events are under review,” said MGM Resorts International spokesperson Debra DeShong on Tuesday. “We cannot be certain about the most recent timeline that has been communicated publically, and we believe what is currently being expressed may not be accurate.”
Earlier that day, the Las Vegas police defended changes in the timeline.
“We can’t put Band-Aids on everything,” said Officer Larry Hadfield, a spokesman for the department, on Tuesday when asked about it. Hadfield said that every report the police release is based on information they have with them at the time and that these reports could change as the inquiry proceeds.
Judge Napolitano, a senior judicial analyst at Fox News senior judicial, said on “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” that the information from the new timeline is not that the security guard was shot earlier than originally said, but news was “that the agent of the hotel who should have been carrying with him a recording device — a device which would have allowed the head of security or somebody in security to listen in – was shot at 200 times by an automatic weapon.”
Napolitano added, “So Mandalay Bay knew of the existence and presence and workability of the automatic weapon six minutes before he started killing people. That should have triggered an enormous response.”
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