Las Vegas police share dramatic body camera footage of mass shooting response

LAS VEGAS (ABC4 Utah) - The man accused of gunning down 58 people from a perch high up in Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino had cameras set up inside and outside of his hotel room, authorities said Tuesday.

Police say at least 58 people were killed and more than 500 were hurt Sunday night when Stephen Paddock rained gunfire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. 

Police Response

Las Vegas officials called the investigation “dynamic, ongoing and continuing” during a Tuesday evening briefing. Officials took some time to clarify information regarding law enforcement response that night.

Authorities say at 10:08 p.m., the first call came into the dispatcher center reporting shots fired. The shooter reportedly fired on and off between nine and 11 minutes. The gunfire from the suspect ended at 10:19 p.m.

Body Camera Footage

Officials shared a compilation of some of the body camera footage from officers responding to the shooting. Authorities say the video shows officers trying to locate the source of the gunfire and evacuate citizens within the line of fire.

Weapons Recovered

Bureau Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms officials shared more information about the firearms involved in this case. Forty-seven firearms belonging to the shooter were recovered from three different locations including the hotel room at Mandalay Bay, residences in Verde and Mesquite, Nevada. The weapons were purchased in Nevada, California, Utah and Texas.

There were devices attached to 12 weapons allowing the semiautomatic weapons to mimic fully automatic gunfire.  

Off-duty Officer Killed

A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer was one of the victims of the mass shooting. Officer Charleston Hartfield, an 11-year LVMPD veteran and a veteran of the Nevada National Guard, was with his wife at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when shots rang out Sunday night. Although he was at the concert as a civilian, police say he acted to save lives. Officials say they are “grateful for his sacrifice.” Officer Hartfield leaves behind a wife and two children. A vigil will be held in his honor Thursday.

Officials say they are working to confirm the identity of the final shooting victims and they expect to release a full list of names Wednesday morning. Watch the entire Tuesday evening briefing here. 


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