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Here's what we know about Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock


Updated October 02, 2017 02:29 PM EDT

The father of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, suspected of killing over 50 people and injuring more than 500, was on the FBI's most wanted list, the New York Daily News reported.

Benjamin Paddock was arrested for robbing a bank in Phoenix, Arizona in 1960, stealing over $4,000.

Benjamin Paddock had surrendered two days after the crime, according to a 1961 Arizona Republic article. He had also been accused of robbing two other banks for more than $20,000, but the charges were dropped.

He was serving a 20-year sentence at a prison in La Tuna, Texas when he escaped, according to New York Daily News, and in 1969 a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.

Benjamin Paddock was added to the FBI's 10 most -wanted fugitives list and remained there until 1977. He was arrested the next year in Oregon where he was working at a bingo parlor under the name Bruce Werner Erickson.

Stephen Paddock, 64, has been identified by police as the man suspected of shooting over 50 people and injuring over 500 in Las Vegas Sunday night.

According to police, Paddock shot at a crowd at an outdoor country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino.

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Police said they found Paddock dead in the hotel room with at least 10 firearms. He had first checked in to the hotel on September 28.

Paddock lived about 80 miles north of Las Vegas in the Sun City Mesquite retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada. He shared the one-story, three-bedroom home with Marilou Danley, 62.

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Police searched the suspect's home early Monday morning. Authorities said there was "no movement" inside and Danley was not home when they served a search warrant.

Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan tweeted Monday that there was "no information to indicate a specific credible threat involving other public venues in the country," and police have not been able to determine the suspect's motive.

The suspect's brother Eric Paddock said he was "completely dumbfounded" by what happened and that he has already made a statement to the police.

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Eric Paddock said his brother had no political or religious affiliation that would have been his motivation for the shooting, but he said the two brothers were not that close.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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