Bruce Paddock, the brother of Stephen Paddock, the man responsible for the most deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas history, has been arrested on child pornography charges.
TMZ reports that Bruce Paddock was taken into custody on the morning of Wednesday, October 25, in North Hollywood at an assisted living home on charges of child pornography.
According to the report, police were tipped that there was child pornography on Paddock’s computer. Authorities then obtained a search warrant. The investigation began months before his brother Stephen killed 58 people and injured over 500 others on October 1.
The arrest was made by a joint task force that included the FBI and LAPD. Authorities say they found child porn images on his computer.
Authorities say the brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock arrested on suspicion of possessing child porn. https://t.co/a9EHTfgWgK
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 25, 2017
via NBC Los Angeles:
Bruce Paddock was arrested early Wednesday in North Hollywood. Details about the investigation that led to the arrest were not immediately available.
NBC4 is attempting to confirm reports that Bruce Paddock was arrested at an assisted living center. Aerial video showed investigators in a lot behind the building in the 5300 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, where authorities confirmed an arrest was made Wednesday morning.
Bruce Paddock spoke to NBC News following the Oct. 1 shooting at an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas that left 59 dead. He said he had been questioned by the FBI about his brother. Nearly a month after the shooting, authorities are still attempting to determine the motive behind the shooting, the worst in modern U.S. history.
Bruce Paddock is not the same brother that was interviewed in Orlando following the shooting.
On October 1, Paddock opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers from his 32nd-floor hotel window from the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. The incident became the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, leaving 58 dead and over 500 injured.