Brother of Las Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock Arrested In Los Angeles

Brother of Las Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock Arrested In Los Angeles

Brother of Las Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock Arrested In Los Angeles

The brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock has been arrested on charges of child pornography, according to a report on TMZ.

At the time of the mass shooting on October 1 that left 58 dead, Bruce Paddock told NBC News that he had not been in touch with his brother Stephen for 10 years and had no idea why the professional gambler would have opened fire on music festival attendees from his room at the Mandalay Bay. The incident became the largest mass shooting in US history, leaving 58 dead and over 500 injured.

Police have studied Stephen Paddock's computer, political affiliations, behaviours and finances, with investigators saying they have combed through 1000 leads and a "voluminous amount of video" footage to no avail.

The report also claims that Paddock bought software to clear hard drives of their files. It wasn't immediately known if Bruce Paddock has an attorney.

Information from friends and family has proven hard to come by as Paddock was somewhat of a loner.


In a statement, the Los Angeles Police said their investigation began when evidence was found inside a business where Bruce Paddock had been squatting after he was evicted.

It's believed that Paddock himself removed the hard drive before shooting himself, sources told ABC News, and the device has not yet been recovered.

While most mass shooters leave behind notes explaining their reasons for committing murder, a few have tried to cover up their tracks like Paddock.

And on Wednesday, Paddock's younger brother Bruce, about 58, was arrested in North Hollywood, California for child pornography.

Sandy Hook elementary school shooter Adam Lanza removed the hard drive from his computer and damaged it before killing 20 schoolchildren and six adult school staff in 2012.

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