(KMSP) - An Eden Prairie woman who lost her brother in the Las Vegas massacre is opening up about the heartbreak her family is going through.
Special Education teacher Emily Alvarez got the worst news last week when she learned her older brother was one of 58 killed in Las Vegas.
Alvarez said her 39-year-old brother, Brian Faser, was a wonderful person.
Faser was at the concert with his wife and other family members when he moved to the front of the stage to listen to his favorite Jason Aldean song that was about to be performed.
That's when he was fatally shot.
Alvarez said her brother lived in California with his wife and four children. She said he was an amazing husband and father, and said he will be so dearly missed by everyone who knew him.
His funeral service is this Saturday.
Meanwhile, a lawsuit has now been filed by a California student injured in the shooting.
The suit raises questions about how quickly staff at Mandalay Bay responded to several urgent calls from other hotel guests about shots being fired from the 32nd floor.
A security guard was also shot while responding to Stephen Paddock's room.
The suit claims that the hotel could have done more to improve their security protocols.
We're now learning that Paddock took advantage of a perk at the Mandalay Bay for being such a high roller.
Through the perks, he was allowed access to a private elevator and a bellhop may have unknowingly helped him carry up the arsenal of weapons in multiple bags to his room.