On Oct. 14, I wrote an article entitled, “More Questions than Answers in Las Vegas.” Weeks later it appears nothing at all has changed.
We’re coming up on a month since the worst mass shooting in America, and as far as I know, we still are no closer to a finding a motive for what drove shooter Stephen Paddock to do what he did. To date there are still few answers but certainly no dearth of questions.
There have been new developments in the case, but the developments only lead to more questions.
Police revealed that they found a laptop in Paddock’s hotel room, but the killer had removed the hard drive. This, they say, may be the only clue to a motive.
The questions swirling around Paddock are baffling enough, but now the spotlight has shifted away from Paddock and onto Jesus Campos – the only eyewitness to the shooting – or at least as close as we’ll get to one.
Campos is, of course, the hero Mandalay Bay hotel security guard who was shot in the leg as he approached Paddock’s hotel room.
This, I think, would classify Campos as a material witness in this case.
Now, I’m not an attorney, but I’ve watched enough cop shows to know that authorities don’t allow witnesses to just leave town. We always hear something like: “OK, sir, you’re free to go – but don’t leave town. We may need to contact you.”