The nation pulled together in times of crisis as people turned up as early as 3 am to donate blood on Monday to aid the injured
As the sun rose in Las Vegas, hundreds of people were already lined up at the United Blood Services to donate on Oct. 2, 2017, following the shooting that devastated the area the night before. The deadly massacre at the packed Mandalay Bay concert along the Las Vegas Strip left at least 59 people dead and 515 injured, making it the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.
American compassion in the heartland: Volunteers wait patiently to donate blood Oct 2, after the Las Vegas music festival shooting which killed nearly 60 people and maimed over 500 people
The brother of Stephen Paddock, the crazed gunman who killed more than 58 people at an outdoor Las Vegas concert on Sunday night, has revealed intriguing details about his brotththeir past.
The man police say killed 58 people, at the last count, on the Las Vegas Strip was a retired accountant who enjoyed playing $100-a-hand poker, according to his brother and their family history.
Eric Paddock, a brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Craig Paddock says he was a multimillionaire who made much of his money investing in real estate. Eric Paddock told reporters Monday in Orlando that his brother was also an accountant for many years and he was not aware of his brother having any recent financial difficulties.
More significant was Eric’s revelation that their dad, Patrick Benjamin Paddock, was a convicted bank robber on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Eric told reporters Monday that their father was a convicted bank robber who was added to the FBI’s Most Wanted list after escaping prison in the 1960s.
Patrick Benjamin Paddock, who went by a variety of aliases including “Chromedome” and “Old Baldy,” was arrested in his 30s for robbing a Valley National Bank in Phoenix in 1960. At the time he was living in Tucson with his wife and four kids.
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DNA never lies: Serial bank robber Patrick Benjamin Paddock, the father of the Las Vegas concert shooter Stephen paddock. The senior Paddock was first convicted in 1961, ended up on the FBI’s Most Wanted list and once did a stretch of 20 years
For this incident he escaped with over $4,600. According to an Arizona Republic article dated Jan. 1961, the elder Paddock surrendered two days after the robbery after an officer shot at his vehicle, shattering his windshield.
Concert goers helping the injured escape oaddock’s killing rampage at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Oct 1
Attendees flee the shooting range of the crazed gunman in Las Vegas on Sunday
Paddock was also accused of robbing two other Valley National Bank branches for more than $20,000, but the charges were dropped after he was convicted of the first crime.
According to a 1961 article, Paddock attempted to escape a Las Vegas jail by posing as another inmate. Paddock was waiting to be extradited to Phoenix at the time.
Stephen Paddock shot and killed at least 50 people attending a concert in Las Vegas
During a court appearance, Paddock testified that he would have fled the jail “if they had been lax enough to let me go.”
Nearly a decade later, Paddock did escape while serving a 20-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution at La Tuna in Texas.
More than 515 people were hospitalized following the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday. The death toll stands at 58
A federal warrant for his arrest was issued in Feb. 1969 and he was added to the FBI’s 10 most-wanted fugitives list. Paddock remained on the most-wanted list until 1977. He was arrested the following year in Oregon, where he was managing a bingo parlor under the alias Bruce Werner Ericksen. It’s believed he died in 1998.
Meanwhile Las Vegas police confirmed that his son Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nev., took his own life in his Mandalay Bay hotel room on the 32nd floor, where he had been staying since Thursday, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said.
“We believe the individual killed himself prior to our entry,” Sheriff Lombardo said.
Police found a cache of 10 rifles in his room, Lombardo said, adding that it was unclear how he managed to keep the weapons from being discovered by housekeeping staff.
Cops were able to locate the room due to its smoke detector, which was blaring as a result of the heavy smoke created from the automatic weapon, Las Vegas police sources said.