Las Vegas gunman may have planned to attack Lorde concert first

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On Dec. 31, 1968, Paddock, who admitted trying to sneak out of a Las Vegas jail after his arrest, broke free from a federal prison in La Luna, Texas.

Eric Paddock said he knew his brother had a couple of handguns and maybe one long rifle but did not know of any automatic weapons.

The FAA website shows that the last time he went to get the medical certification required for private pilots who want to fly was February 2008 so he could not have flown legally recently.

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Craig Paddock's father was a notorious bank robber who tried to run down an FBI agent with his auto in Las Vegas in 1960 and was on the agency's most wanted list after escaping from a federal prison in Texas in 1968.

The paper said Benjamin Hoskins Paddock lived in Oregon's Eugene-Springfield area for several years under the name Bruce Werner Ericksen. Independent Journal Review reports that he lived with one other person, Marilou Danley, an Australian citizen who is now a person of interest.

The oldest of four children, Paddock was seven when his father was arrested for the robberies, according to the Associated Press.

"I didn't know him".

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His father, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, was a diagnosed psychopath, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and he was convicted of "bank robbery, automobile larceny, and confidence game". "It's a awful thing". Investigators found him in 1978 after he attracted publicity for opening the state's first licensed bingo parlor. It is believed he died in 1998.

But Paddock was far higher than either Whitman or Soles, and Las Vegas sheriff Joseph Lombardo estimated that he was shooting at victims at least 457m away. CNN reports that he previously lived in Orlando, Florida.

Mesquite, Nevada, police spokesman Quinn Averett, said: "What's unique for us is the gunman, the shooter, and the person with him, we in the Mesquite Police Department have not had any contact with these people in the past". One of the ex-wives lives in Southern California, where a large gathering of reporters congregated in her neighborhood.

Australian media said she was on holiday in the Philippines with three girlfriends.

Stephen Paddock checked into the hotel on Thursday.

Reached by telephone, Paddock's lawyer at the time, Jared R. Richards, said he could not comment because of client confidentiality concerns.

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