Did Las Vegas police take too long to stop crazed shooter, Stephen Paddock?
Iraq Veteran Chris Bethel, who was a few floors below Paddock when the attack occurred, believes that the answer is yes.
“It felt like it took them too long to get over there, to take him out,” Bethel complained. “To get him. And it’s actually eating me up inside.”
Bethel’s combat experience allowed him to figure out where the shots were coming from almost immediately. He tried calling the Mandalay Bay front desk but no one answered.
“I could just hear the gun shots, continuously. Just full automatic,” Bethel recounted.
“There was (sic) explosions going off. It was like a bomb just went off man. And then there were more gunshots. Seconds are going by, minutes are going by, the rounds are continuously going… Changing weapons, changing calibers, you can hear the difference in the gunshots.”
After law enforcement determined which room Paddock was shooting from they waited nearly 30 minutes before they tried to enter.
It’s easy to see why people wish the response could have been faster, but police had no idea what they were walking into. There could have been an ambush prepared inside Paddock’s room. Most authorities believe the police response was extraordinary.
(Source: Daily Mail)