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Las Vegas Shooter's Father Was On FBI Most Wanted List

Las Vegas Shooter's Father Was On FBI Most Wanted List

The Associarted Press reports Benjamin Hoskins Paddock operated an OR bingo parlor after escaping from prison in the late 1960s.

The FBI is shedding some more light on Paddock's background, saying his father was a notorious bank robber who tried to run down an FBI agent with his auto in Las Vegas in 1960.

Left, an FBI Ten Most Wanted poster of Benjamin Hoskins Paddock and a 1977 file photo of Paddock, who went by the name Bruce Ericksen.

Benjamin Paddock was considered "armed and very unsafe", when he escaped.

His wanted poster described the fugitive as being "diagnosed as psychopathic", and having "suicidal tendencies".

As stated in the document of 1969, the Federal Bureau of Investigation believed that the father Paddock had planned the Bank robbery, had psychopathic tendencies and was suicidal.

He said that Mr. Paddock corresponded from federal prison with friends he had made in Eugene.

A wanted flier for Paddock shows that the warrant was issued on February 3, 1969 out of El Paso and that Paddock was charged with escape.

He was caught in 1978, living under an assumed name in OR, where he managed a bingo parlor, according to a news report from after his arrest in the Eugene Register Guard newspaper.

"Benjamin Paddock was a high school student in Chicago".

Patrick Paddock was arrested on July 28, 1960, in Las Vegas, where he had fled after the bank robbery in Phoenix.

On Sunday night, Stephen Paddock shot down at the packed Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32nd floor of the hotel, where he had been staying since September 28.

CRAZED gunman Stephen Paddock carried out the biggest mass shooting in modern United States history.

Awaiting extradition to Phoenix, Paddock broke out of jail, he later told a judge.

Despite the escape, Paddock was paroled the following year, the Associated Press reported.

While Stephen Paddock appeared to have no criminal history, his father was a notorious bank robber, his brother Eric Paddock confirmed. "There's no political affiliation that we know of. He never cared about any of that stuff", the gunman's brother, Eric Paddock, told reporters as he alternately wept and shouted.


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