Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt immediately corrected misleading reporting on Fox News claiming that Las Vegas authorities currently believe that the gunman that killed scores of people from the Mandalay Bay hotel had an accomplice. He explained that despite the report on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, “The Clark County Sheriff has gone on the record saying that he believes Stephen Paddock did have an accomplice in all this.”
Laxalt stated “the Sheriff did not say there was any evidence of an accomplice,” and that “I think he was expressing what we all feel, which is it’s hard to believe that a crime of this magnitude could have been done by one person.” Laxalt additionally stated “as of right this moment, it is still a single person operation.” From the October 5 edition of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight:
TRACE GALLAGHER: The Clark County Sheriff has gone on the record saying that he believes Stephen Paddock did have an accomplice in all this. He said he would be Superman if he did not have an accomplice, and pulled this off on his own.
We have now learned that in the days running up to this shooting, that Stephen Paddock was gambling very heavily inside the Mandalay Bay for hours at a time, seven, eight hours at a time, also drinking heavily, and that he was with a female companion. Police are now looking for that female companion.
And there are reports tonight that his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, told the FBI in her five and a half hours of interviews yesterday, that he may have had some mental issues, that she would see him on the bed moaning, things like “Oh, my god,” and screaming “Oh, my god.” Four days later, Tucker, still no motive for this mass shooting.
TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt is playing a major role in that investigation, of course, and he joins us tonight with the latest. Mr. Attorney General, thanks a lot for coming on. So, I'm sure you've got to be as anxious as anyone to understand why this man, Paddock, did something like this. Are you any closer to figuring that out?
ADAM LAXALT: You know, I'd like to correct at least one thing that was said in the last segment. You know, the Sheriff did not say there was any evidence of an accomplice. I think he was expressing what we all feel, which is it’s hard to believe that a crime of this magnitude could have been done by one person.
LAXALT: But as of right this moment, it is still a single person operation. And, you know, dealing with this horrific tragedy here in our great city, it has been a real shocker for all of us, but people have really pulled together to try to get some answers that we know that we want, and the country as a whole want.