A US judge is being asked to unseal documents telling what federal agents learned before searching properties belonging to the gunman responsible for the October 1 massacre on the Las Vegas Strip.
Prosecutors didn't oppose Friday's request from media organizations including The Associated Press to release affidavits filed to get search warrants. We have huge selection.
"Paddock used the bump stocks, an after-market weapon accessory, along with AR-style semi-automatic rifle to fire thousands of rounds at a high rate at the concertgoers from a room on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Hotel".
The agent says in the October 3 document that there was no evidence at that time of "criminal involvement" by Danley, but that investigators had not ruled out the possibility.
Paddock replied saying that he wanted to test several scopes and different types of ammunition.
Officials are unsure if the exchange represents two accounts both belonging to Paddock, or if he was communicating with someone else leading up to the shooting. The FBI special agent who signed the affidavit argued that since only that phone was locked, any information related to a criminal conspiracy would be found on it.
Danley reportedly told investigators that they should expect to find her fingerprints on some of the weapons used in the massacre, which killed 75 people, because she sometime helped Paddock load ammunition into his guns.
Authorities have repeatedly stated that Paddock acted alone.
The FBI agent who prepared the affidavit noted that Danely was cooperating with investigators and that the investigation "to date has not produced any conclusive evidence that Danely aided Paddock, had foreknowledge of his plans or has been deceptive with law enforcement".
Danely's attorney did not respond to a call or text seeking comment on Friday evening.
The third phone, however, was unable to be unlocked.
Documents posted online by the Review-Journal showed that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents sought information from Microsoft and Facebook regarding the accounts held by Paddock and Danley. In one affidavit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation notes that Danley's Facebook account was set to private and then deleted in the hours after the shooting.
Investigators also revealed that Mr. Paddock may have been treated for "unidentified medical conditions".