Brother of Las Vegas shooter arrested on child porn charges
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday that they had arrested the brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock on suspicion of possessing "over 600 images of child pornography."
Bruce Douglas Paddock, 59, was arrested in North Hollywood on a 20-count felony complaint related to possession of child pornography and the sexual exploitation of children, according to a news release.
Earlier this month, Paddock's brother, Stephen, opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers on the Las Vegas Strip, killing at least 58 people and injuring more than 500 before taking his own life. The Oct. 1 mass shooting was the deadliest in U.S. history.
Bruce Paddock was being held Wednesday at the LAPD's Metropolitan Detention Center, according to a news release. Law enforcement confirmed that he is Stephen Paddock's brother, the Associated Press reported.
Police said the investigation into Bruce Paddock was launched after evidence was discovered inside a business in the Sun Valley area of Los Angeles.
"Paddock had been squatting inside the business and after his eviction, the evidence was discovered," the news release said.