Brother of Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Arrested by LAPD

Posted October 26, 2017

The brother of the Las Vegas gunman, who killed 58 people and injured almost 500 more, was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles on child pornography charges, officials said.

Officials got a tip about his location after the shooting, and found him in at an assisted living centre in North Hollywood, California, where he is wheelchair-bound.

The child pornography investigation began prior to Stephen Paddock's shooting rampage on the Las Vegas Strip on October 1 that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more, the Associated Press reported.

This is a developing story.

According to the LAPD, officials began investigating Paddock after finding evidence at a business where the 59-year-old had been squatting.

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Bruce Paddock is being held at the Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Detention Center; his bail was set at $60,000, the police said.

After the attack, Bruce Paddock told NBC News he was questioned about the shooting twice by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Paddock - who left no writings or other evidence about his planned massacre - is not the first mass killer to destroy or hide digital clues, ABC News reported.

"At the time of the initial investigation Paddock was a transient and could not be located", police said. He speculated that financial difficulties may have driven his brother over the edge.

Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, the patriarch of the family, also had a long history of crime. In case there are more victims, call Juvenile Div 562-624-4027.