FBI investigators are double checking all their leads in determining a motive of Las Vegas mass murderer Stephen Paddock. Investigators returned on Sunday to the gunman’s home in the Mesquite Retirement Community, and went about interviewing his brother for the second time.
Agents said the trip to Paddock’s three-bedroom home was for “re-documenting and rechecking.”
In their initial search on Monday of last week, the federal crew found a cache of 19 guns and several pounds of explosive material.
“I don’t think they are after anything specific,” Mesquite police Chief Troy Tanner told The Associated Press. “They’re going through everything and photographing everything again.”
Furthermore, FBI officials took time Sunday to question Stephen’s brother, Eric Paddock, for the second time after he landed at McCarran International Airport late Saturday to pick up the shooter’s remains, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Eric Paddock said that along with agents, there was a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police detective and psychologist questioning him for five hours.
“I’m trying to get them to understand Steve’s mindset,” Paddock told the Las Vegas paper. “I don’t want them to chase bad leads.”
He wouldn’t go into further detail about the nature of the questions asked but said he does not believe that he is suspected to be an accomplice of his brother in the deadliest shooting in US history.
On Sunday evening, CBS News program 60-Minutes highlighted some of the police officers who entered Paddock’s room last week on the night of the massacre. You can watch portions of the interview by clicking here. According to one officer, “it looked like entering a gun store.”
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