Why is no one surprised that Stephen Paddock’s home was broken into? The FBI must be in the area.


Las Vegas shooter’s Reno home broken into, FBI revisiting

Las Vegas Police say they still do not have determined a motive for gunman Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 fans gathered at an outdoor concert and injuring 500 more before killing himself on Sunday evening at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas. (Oct. 6) AP

The Las Vegas shooter’s Reno home was broken into over the weekend, causing another round of police activity in the normally quiet Del Webb neighborhood, police confirmed Tuesday.

Reno’s Somersett neighborhood has been in the spotlight since Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort onto the crowd of concertgoers below, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds before killing himself. Paddock, 64, purchased the small tan and brown home on Del Webb Parkway in 2013 and lived there with his girlfriend, Marilou Danley.

Officer Tim Broadway with the Reno Police Department said the suspect or suspects broke into the home through the front door over the weekend, noting he was not sure how exactly the suspects gained entry.

Reno officers arrived on scene and “immediately notified the FBI,” he said. Broadway said the department is working with the FBI to “make sure there are no further incidents.”

Broadway said officers were not aware of anything that was taken or whether there were any damages. There are no suspects at this time.

 On Oct. 3, federal and local agencies swarmed Paddock’s Reno home and found five handguns, two shotguns, numerous electronic devices and a “plethora of ammunition,” Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said. Weapons, explosives and electronic devices were also found in Paddock’s Mesquite home.

In a Monday news conference, Lombardo confirmed FBI and behavioral analysis agents were revisiting Paddock’s properties including his home in Reno.

“The question was: Is the FBI along with LVMPD revisiting the personal property of the suspect? Yes, that is accurate along with the behavioral analysis detectives,” Lombardo said answering a reporter’s question. “They are also present and maybe we can discern additional evidence as a result of that revisit.”

FBI spokeswoman Sandra Breault said she could not confirm what dates or times agents were most recently at the Del Webb Parkway address, but did confirm that agents revisited the home. She said she couldn’t give specifics as to what agents found – if anything – or give insight as to what agents were looking for because “it is an ongoing investigation.”

She deferred further questions to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Calls and emails to the department were unreturned at the time of publication.


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