Las Vegas shooter's brother arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography

Las Vegas shooter's brother arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography

The brother of the Las Vegas gunman, who killed 58 people and injured almost 500 more, was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles on child pornography charges, officials said.

Bruce Paddock had been "squatting" inside the business on San Fernando Road following his eviction from a residence, police said. Authorities have reached out and spoken to Paddock's family and girlfriend.

Authorities: Brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of possessing child porn.

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It remained unclear exactly what led up to his arrest.

Another brother, Eric Paddock, spoke to the media after the shooting, but Bruce Paddock did not.

It was not immediately clear Wednesday if he has retained an attorney.

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NBC 4 and the L.A. Times both report that the individual in question was Bruce Paddock, according to sources familiar with the case.

A laptop computer recovered from the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the deadliest mass shooting in USA history was missing its hard drive, depriving investigators of a potential key source of information on why he killed and maimed so many people, ABC News has learned. He said he had been questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his brother.

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This is a developing story.

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