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By Samuel Alioto
Observer Staff Writer 

LV Shooters Father, Benjamin Paddock, was a Bank Robber Described as a "Psychopath."

CBS News is reporting Stephen Paddock father was on the FBI's Most Wanted Men List

 

October 3, 2017

Las Vegas Shooter Benjamin Paddock's father was also a "sociopath" and a killer, it turns out. He was at one time on the FBI's most wanted list, and was sentenced to a long prison term at the time of his death.

In 1960, Benjamin Braddock tried to run over an FBI agent in Las Vegas, while fleeing from a bank robbery.

He was also described as suicidal. His son, Stephen Paddock, committed suicide in Las Vegas after shooting more than 500 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

The elder Paddock's final arrest (for bank robbery) was in Las Vegas, though it is unclear whether this figured into the killer's thinking.

The younger Paddock was suing Mandalay Bay hotel, court records reveal, for gambling losses.

A mass shooting took place on October 1, 2017, at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. During the closing performance by singer Jason Aldean at a packed outdoor concert, a gunman located on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino across Las Vegas Boulevard opened fire into the festival crowd.

The shooter was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, who lived in Mesquite, Nevada. Paddock was found dead in his hotel room; he had killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. With at least 58 fatalities and 515 injuries, the shooting is the deadliest in the United States.

 

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