The photos were leaked late on Tuesday. Stephen Paddock’s body can be seen clearly on the floor of his suite in the Mandalay Bay resort and casino, which he used as a crime base on Sunday night to open fire on over 20,000 people attending a music festival across the street.
As reported by LIB, on the floor next to Paddock’s body were two assault rifles, dozens of spent shells and a hammer – which he presumably used to shatter two windows in his two-room suite which he then used to shoot out of.
Only the legs,trunk and left arm of the 64-year-old killer can be seen in the photo, he was casually dressed, the only thing that revealed his bizarre actions were the black gloves he was wearing to probably prevent leaving fingerprints.
The branding on the gun indicates it was made by Daniel Defense, a Savannah-Georgia-based company which produces variants of the AR-15 rifle, based off the U.S. Army’s M16. Another gun appears to be under his body.
The photo’s show two other automatic rifles with padded magazines to enable him fire for a longer time.
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Behind a nearby pillar, about 15 magazines are piled in neat stacks. It’s unclear if they are loaded or spent.
It is estimated by the police that Paddock fired on the crowd for 11 minutes, starting at 10:08pm before he committed suicide.