Vegas Suspect Wired $100000 To Girlfriend's Home Country Last Week

Courtesy Route 91 Harvest Festival

Courtesy Route 91 Harvest Festival

However, authorities do not believe the 62-year-old was involved in the shooting, as she was out of the country at the time.

Benjamin Paddock was in and out of prison in IL before heading to Arizona, where he robbed a bank and escaped from prison, landing him on that list.

"He's a guy who lived in a house in Mesquite (Nev.), and drove down and gambled in Las Vegas." said Paddock, in a video clip of an interview posted by CBS News.

Two Nevada gun shops have confirmed that they sold firearms to Paddock in the past year and said he passed all required background checks.

Authorities have not yet determined a motive for his actions.

Heavily armed police searched the home early Monday, hours after Paddock killed himself in a room at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino where police believe he opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 people.


Speaking about Paddock, Juertes said the man used to visit his mother occasionally but never interacted with the other residents.

News that Paddock was the man responsible for killing 59 people and wounding more than 500 was shocking to Alarcon. He was arrested in Las Vegas that year and tried to run an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent over with his vehicle before he was captured. "I was born on the run and that's the last time he was ever associated with by our family". It's now not know why Paddock wired the money.

Hotel employees had been in the his room prior to the shooting but did not notice anything amiss, Lombardo said.

In the hours since the horrific massacre, the shooter's brother revealed that their father Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, who went by the alias Patrick Benjamin Paddock, also had a violent criminal history. Stephen Paddock was not filed by the local police services, but on Monday, the group islamic State (EI) has claimed responsibility for the attack. He said his brother had handguns and possibly a long gun, but insisted he had no machine guns and didn't know where he would have obtained them. Paddock was also a licensed hunter and private pilot.

So far, authorities have found no military records for Stephen Paddock.

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