Las Vegas Gunman Emailed About Bump Stocks Months Before Rampage: Documents

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Danley has not been charged in the attack, but according to an affidavit, she was "identified thus far as the most likely person who aided or abetted Stephen Paddock based on her informing law enforcement that her fingerprints would likely be found on the ammunition used during the attack".

Authorities released the name of mass murderer Stephen Paddock about an hour after Danley deleted her account.

A search warrant dated October 3 showed that investigators believed there was no evidence of "criminal involvement" by Danley, Fox News reported. A court document said more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition also was found. Located in the las vegas area.

According to media reports on unsealed search warrants, Stephen Paddock sent emails discussing buying bump stocks months in advance of the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.

Federal judge orders documents released in 1 October shooting                      KTNV
Federal judge orders documents released in 1 October shooting KTNV

Girlfriend Marilou Danley's casino player rewards card was with him, although she was in the Philippines at the time.

The emails also mentioned trying out an AR-style rifle before purchasing one.

Investigators said the exchange could be "related to the eventual attack that occurred at the in Las Vegas".

Paddock wrote back that he wanted to try several scopes and different types of ammunition.

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But investigators said the use of bump stocks on the night of the shooting allowed Paddock to fire rifles nearly as though they were automatic weapons.

Within Paddock's email accounts, investigators had identified a July 6 thread that appears to contain messages sent by Paddock to himself. Investigators say they suspect he may have been emailing himself, but couldn't figure out why.

Metropolitan Police Department investigators noticed that Marilou Danley, the gunman's girlfriend, who was in the Philippines at the time, set her Facebook account to private at 12:30 a.m. on October 2 and deleted the account by 2:46 a.m., according to an affidavit among more than 300 pages of documents handed over Friday by federal prosecutors after U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey ordered them unsealed.

Documents posted online by the Review-Journal showed Federal Bureau of Investigation agents sought information from Microsoft and Facebook regarding the accounts held by Paddock and Danley.

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Prosecutors didn't oppose the request for the records by media organizations, including The Associated Press. Authorities noted, however, that they did not rule out the possibility. Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more before killing himself.

A USA judge is being asked to unseal documents telling what federal agents learned before searching properties belonging to the gunman responsible for the October 1 massacre on the Las Vegas Strip.

A federal judge in Nevada released the affidavits, which were filed by the FBI after the mass shooting, in response to lawsuits from multiple publications.

However, the documents didn't answer the key unanswered question: What motivated a 64-year-old high-stakes gambler to unleash gunfire from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort into an outdoor concert below?

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