Vegas Attacker’s Father Wasn’t the Only Family Member with a Criminal History

October 04, 2017Oct 04, 2017

America was shaken on October 1st, when Stephen Paddock shot and killed nearly 60 people and injured more than 515 people in Las Vegas—now the deadliest shooting in history. After the 64-year-old gunman opened fire from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay, too many loved ones were lost, leaving hearts broken across the nation.

The attack was aimed below at a country music festival, containing several parents, couples, friends, and children. Paddock shot and killed himself before authorities arrived at his location, so determining his motive for the mass murder has been difficult.

Since his death, information regarding his personal life has come forward through investigations. It was discovered that he sent his longtime girlfriend off out of the country before the attack; she recently arrived back to the United States for questioning.

Additionally, one of Paddock’s brothers, Eric, revealed that their father was previously on the FBI’s most-wanted list following a bank robbery and prison escape in the 60s. He was officially diagnosed as psychopathic and described by others as extremely dangerous.

On Wednesday, October 4th, TMZ released new details—another one of Paddock’s family members aside from his dad also had a criminal history.

Paddock’s other brother, Bruce, was a “regular” in the criminal justice system. Bruce was Paddock’s younger brother and currently resides in California (note: no photos of him have been released as of Wednesday afternoon).

According to TMZ, he has had multiple arrests throughout the years including criminal threats, arson, vandalism, petty theft, burglary, marijuana, driving on a suspended license, and contempt.

Specific details regarding the arrests were not given. It is also unknown how many of his arrests actually resulted in convictions.

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