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Search warrant hearing reveals possibility of LVMPD making an arrest in '1 October' attack

Each day that goes by is a “first amendment violation” says media attorney talking about the sealed search warrants regarding the Las Vegas shooting. (Nathan O'Neal | KSNV)

The horrific events of '1 October' were over three months ago, but the public still has many, many questions.

For 107 days, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has been silent on the Route 91 massacre. But in court, as media attorneys argued to unseal search warrant records, there was this revelation: that cops could soon make an arrest in the attack.

"Without naming names, there are potential charges against others, as a result of the ongoing investigation. Is that fair," said Judge Elissa Cadish.

"Yes. There are charges being investigated," replied representatives for LVMPD.

"Okay, that's what I needed to know," said Cadish.

LVMPD's attorney would only say that any potential second suspect isn't a second shooter.

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The new information came during a hearing to unseal 14 search warrants executed just hours and days after the attack.

When police stopped holding press briefings after Oct. 13, attorneys for News 3 and other media filed a legal action to disclose public records, starting with the warrants.

Tuesday's hearing ended without a decision on the unsealing.

LVMPD has one week to file a brief with the judge, explaining why they have a pressing need for ongoing secrecy.

"They don't want that information to come out until they can probably explain it all," said Criminal Defense Attorney and Former Prosecutor Damian Sheets.

Sheets believes there's a reason the public has yet to see some evidence, specifically video evidence in the case, though investigators confirmed there were hundreds of clips.

"Anybody who interacted down that hallway would probably be a subject of the investigation and that information at this point would probably want to be protected," said Sheets.

Did the man who committed the worst mass murder in modern history have help?

Metro attorneys for the first time implying the answer could be, ‘Yes.’

Sheets agrees paddock likely didn't act alone. "Could I see him truly doing it by himself, yes. But with nobody knowing? That's really, really hard to believe."



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