Earlier this month, on October 1, 2017, a man named Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest concert in Las Vegas. He killed 58 people and sent another 546 to the hospital, before reportedly murdering himself.
While there are many different theories as to why and how Paddock was able to carry out the horrific act, we are still in the dark about many aspects of it.
Now we know that the gunman’s brother has been arrested for child pornography. Yep, that’s right. Crazy must run in their family!
Bruce Paddock was taken into custody at an assisted living home in North Hollywood, TMZ reports.
TMZ said Bruce Paddock was under investigation before his brother became infamous for the Las Vegas shooting earlier this month.
Police told TMZ they had been trying to locate Bruce Paddock for some time without success, but after Stephen Paddock’s shooting spree made headlines, a tip came in that Bruce Paddock was living at the facility.
Bruce’s computer had the images of the child pornography.
Bruce Douglas Paddock, 58, was taken into custody at a nursing facility in the 5300 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, in the Valley Village neighborhood, and booked at 8 a.m. Television news footage showed Paddock in a wheelchair being loaded into the back of a van by Los Angeles Police Department officers.
Documents filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court outlined 20 criminal charges against Paddock, all related to possession of child pornography or the sexual exploitation of children. The felony complaint for the arrest warrant accused Paddock of having more than 600 pornographic images of children or youths, including 10 or more images showing a child younger than 12.
LAPD Spokesman Josh Rubenstein said that Bruce’s arrest was not related to his brother’s deadly shooting. He said, “There’s no connection.”
There may not be a connection, but both men are disgusting.