Las Vegas Shooter's Brother Arrested For Child Pornography

Stephen Paddock's brother has been arrested

His older brother, Stephen Paddock, was behind the deadliest mass shooting in United States history when he began to fire on a concert crowd from the 32-floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

An FBI spokeswoman confirmed to CBS News that federal officials assisted the Los Angeles Police Department Wednesday in arresting Bruce Paddock.

He now faces one count of possession of more than 600 images of child pornography and 19 counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

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

Another brother, Eric Paddock, spoke to media after the shooting, but Bruce Paddock did not.


Investigators, however, were unable to locate Paddock because he was homeless.

Law enforcement sources tell us. cops were tipped that there was child porn on his computer and they got a search warrant. It wasn't immediately known if Bruce Paddock has an attorney. Court records show Bruce Paddock has previous convictions for vandalism, criminal threats and theft, according to NBC News.

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. He said he was "dumbfounded" by his brother's actions and recalled him as "just a guy" who stayed at hotels, gambled and went to shows.

This is a developing story.

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