“The sheriff leading the investigation into the Las Vegas shooting believes the gunman was not acting alone and that he most likely had an accomplice,” news.com.au reports. “Speaking to reporters on Wednesday afternoon, sheriff Joseph Lombardo said ‘he had to have some help.'” After dropping that bombshell, Sheriff Lombardo admitted . . .
that his investigators didn’t have any other suspects in the Mandalay Bay mass murder. That said, his employees were “determined to find out if there was.”
Wait. What? Does the Sheriff think spree killer Stephen Paddock had an accomplice or not? As some South Africans say, ja nee (yes no).
“You look at the weapon obtaining, the different amounts of Tannerite [explosives] available, do you think this was all accomplished on his own?
“On face value, you’ve got to make the assumption he had to have some help at some point, and we want to ensure that that’s the answer.”
He wants to ensure that’s the answer? Doesn’t the SHeriff mean he wants to ensure that’s not the answer? Let’s assume the lawman misspoke about making the evidence fit a conclusion, shall we?
But no matter how you slice it, Sheriff Lombardo’s speculation places doubt on the official characterization of the homicidal maniac as a “lone wolf.” Based on . . .
In explaining his theory, the sheriff mentioned Mr Paddock’s arsenal of 47 guns and a “plethora” of ammunition, plus his two Nevada residences. He also made mention of his girlfriend, former Australian resident Marilou Danley, who has been named as a “person of interest” in the investigation.
“Maybe he’s a super guy that was working this all out on his own, but it would be hard for me to believe that,” the sheriff said.
“Here’s the reason why: Put two and two together. Another residence in Reno with several firearms, electronics and everything else associated with large amounts of ammo, a place in Mesquite, we know that he had a girlfriend. Do you think this is all self-facing? An individual, without talking to somebody, just sequestered among themselves? I mean, come on folks.”
Come on sir! How about you simply follow the evidence and stay stum before reaching an official conclusion?
You don’t have to sit next to Alex Jones for an hour to know that this kind of speculation gives credence to all kinds of conspiracy theories, from ISIS inspiration to an Antifa plot.
What we need is the truth. Which we may never know. But official speculation based on a “common sense,” rather than cold, hard facts, isn’t helpful.