Brother of Las Vegas shooter arrested on child porn charges

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Police and rescue personnel gather at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave. after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

His older brother, Stephen Paddock, was behind the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history when he began to fire on a concert crowd from the 32-floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

TMZ and NBC are reporting that Bruce Paddock has been taken into custody on suspicion of possessing child pornography. It wasn't immediately known if Bruce Paddock has an attorney.

"We have not confirmed any official arrests at this time", Ramirez said, adding no further information would be given.

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The felony complaint for his arrest alleges one count of possession of child or youth pornography and 19 counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Authorities declined to say more about the situation, but a law enforcement source told the Associated Press that the child pornography investigation occurred prior to the shooting in Las Vegas.

The hard drive may have contained potential key evidence to Paddock's motive, the report said.

Bruce Paddock has not been booked yet, but the official tells PEOPLE charges are expected to be filed sometime today.

Authorities were unable to locate Paddock during the initial investigation. Paddock killed 59 people in the meticulously planned attack and wounded 500 more more before shooting and killing himself.

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