Las Vegas shooter’s brother arrested, jailed on child porn charges

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Las Vegas shooter’s brother arrested, jailed on child porn charges

A brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of possessing child pornography, authorities said Wednesday.

The arrest of Bruce Paddock was confirmed by a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation, but not authorized to discuss it publicly.

Paddock is not considered a suspect in the Las Vegas shooting, which left 59 people dead, including the gunman Stephen Paddock.

 

The child porn case predated the Oct. 1 shooting, authorities said. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.

In addition to the 58 victims in the Las Vegas massacre, hundreds more were wounded on Oct. 1 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip. Police said Stephen Paddock opened fire from a window on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. He was found dead in his hotel room when authorities got there.

The damaged windows on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas that were used by shooter Stephen Paddock to gun down 58 people at a festival below on Oct. 1..  AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images

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

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