Vegas Shooter's Brother Arrested
Police believe Bruce Paddock possesses child porn
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2017 1:05 PM CDT
People visit a makeshift memorial for victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 16, 2017, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/John Locher)

(Newser) – One brother of the Las Vegas shooter is in police custody himself, suspected of possessing child pornography, the AP reports. Bruce Paddock, 58, was arrested Wednesday while he was awaiting surgery for spinal stenosis at a Los Angeles assisted-living facility, NBC News reports. Bruce Paddock told news outlets after the Vegas massacre that he hadn't spoken to Stephen Paddock in 10 years; he also revealed that their father was a bank robber. Details on his arrest were scarce, but he has a criminal record dating back to the 1980s, with convictions for offenses ranging from criminal threats and theft to vandalism and driving with a suspended vehicle.

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