Report: Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock's brother arrested for child porn

The brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was arrested on Wednesday after police learned that he was in possession of child porn, according to TMZ.

The outlet reports that Bruce Paddock was arrested in North Hollywood, California, at an assisted living home by a joint task force including the FBI and the LAPD.

Law enforcement sources allegedly told TMZ that police were tipped off about illegal images on Paddock's computer. After obtaining a warrant and conducting a search, authorities arrested him.

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The investigation into Bruce Paddock reportedly began before his brother, Stephen Paddock, committed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history at a Las Vegas music festival on Oct. 1. 

Police officers were having trouble locating Bruce Paddock, but after the Las Vegas massacre, they received a tip on his whereabouts, TMZ reported.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Paddock's father, Patrick Benjamin Paddock, was a bank robber who used to be on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

He was known as "Chrome Dome" for his shaved head and was captured in 1978 while running a bingo parlor in Oregon.

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Stephen Paddock, 64, allegedly opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, leaving at least 59 people dead and hundreds injured.

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He reportedly used a hammer-like tool to break out two windows at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

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Stephen Paddock was reportedly a high-stakes gambler that lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada.

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His father was Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, a bank robber and former FBI Most Wanted Fugitive.

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Paddock killed himself before authorities breached his hotel room and investigators say he acted alone.

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Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, was in the Philippines at the time of the shooting but he reportedly used her identification to check in at the Mandalay Bay hotel.

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Stephen Paddock lived in this home in Melbourne, Florida from 2013 to 2015.

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Police said Paddock had no criminal record.

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NBC News reported that Paddock made several large gambling transactions in recent weeks, but that it wasn't clear if they were wins or losses.

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Paddock reportedly purchased firearms at  Guns & Guitars, a gun shop in Mesquite, Nevada. 

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Paddock's brother, Eric, said his sibling belonged to no political or religious organizations, and had no history of mental illness.

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Paddock's brother described him as a "wealthy guy" and said he liked to play video poker and go on cruises.

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He worked as an accountant and had real estate investments, according to the Washington Post. 

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Paddock had his pilot license and owned at least one plane, according to Reuters.

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