Las Vegas Shooter's Brother Arrested For Child Pornography

Stephen Paddock's brother has been arrested

A brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of possessing child pornography, authorities said Wednesday.

Bruce Paddock was taken into custody in North Hollywood on Wednesday morning, according to a source who was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and requested anonymity.

TMZ sources also say that the investigation into Bruce began before the shooting at the Vegas music festival happened earlier this month.

This is a developing story.

The child porn case predated the October 1 shooting, said the law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity. It wasn't immediately known if Bruce Paddock has an attorney.




The brother of the gunman behind the worst mass shooting in recent US history was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of having child pornography, police sources confirm.

Bruce Paddock spoke with NBC News following the shooting, describing his own misdeeds as "minor". The investigation was launched after evidence was discovered at a business in the city's Sun Valley neighborhood.

Bruce Paddock has not been booked yet, but the official tells PEOPLE charges are expected to be filed sometime today.

Investigators, however, were unable to locate Paddock because he was homeless.

Stephen Paddock (right) with his younger brother on the left. Paddock killed 59 people in the meticulously planned attack and wounded 500 more more before shooting and killing himself.

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