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Las Vegas shooter’s father was on the FBI’s most wanted list

Stephen Paddock killed at least 58 people and injured more than 500 others when he opened fire on concert goers at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

In the hours since the horrific massacre, the shooter’s brother revealed that their father Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, who went by the alias Patrick Benjamin Paddock, also had a violent criminal history.


He was a bank robber in the 1960s and 70s and even made it onto the FBI’s 10 most wanted list in 1968 after escaping from a Texas prison. He had been serving a 20-year sentence in a federal correctional facility after robbing a bank in Phoenix, Arizona in 1960.

 

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