Some 1,200 pages of reports were made public by Las Vegas police following a USA court order.
A USA woman who witnessed the chaos of the mass shooting in Las Vegas says she knew the sounds of gunfire were not firecrackers she saw a man nearby drop to the ground, his "eyes wide open lifeless". A spokesman for the police department and an Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman in the city did not comment to the AP on the release. They also said publishing the documents risked divulging police investigative tactics. Paddock killed 58 people and wounded almost 500 others, before he died of a self-inflicted gunshot.
The footage showed the moments before officers swarmed the room, where Paddock's body was discovered. She said she overheard a conversation between the man she believes was Paddock and another man, and that Paddock was speaking angrily about FBI-involved standoffs in Waco, Texas, and at Ruby Ridge in the 1990s. She also said she thought it odd he had more than five pieces of luggage in the room.
Police have yet to determine a motive for the shooting. He said he had one son, who was in prison.
From there, she texted her sister-in-law who was watching her kids: "OMG, there's tons of gunshots and people dead everywhere".
"He [kept] staring at me", she told police.
Witness accounts of the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history include those of a Las Vegas woman wounded in the shoulder made it to a hospital and an Arizona man upset that the lights came on at an outdoor concert when gunfire started and people began falling.
Attorneys for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reportedly feared the potential exposure of investigation techniques in the reports.
One woman said she pleaded with her friend to get up, but that woman wasn't moving and her lips had turned blue.
Several seconds later, she fell to the ground and couldn't feel her arm.
Police in Las Vegas planned Wednesday to release witness statements and officer reports in the investigation of last year's mass shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds in the deadliest event of its kind in modern US history.
The release, totaling over 1,200 pages, came after a lawsuit for public records by the AP and other media organizations, despite resistance by law enforcement officials.
Two weeks ago the police department made public video from two officers' body cameras showing police blasting through the door of the 32nd-floor hotel suite where authorities say the gunman killed himself before officers arrived.
Another witness said he remembers a police officer tossing injured victims into the bed of a pickup truck.
These are among the details - some mundane, others chilling - of Paddock's interactions with hotel staff and casino employees in new documents that police released about the October massacre at an outdoor Las Vegas concert.