Stephen Paddock, the suspected shooter in the attack on concertgoers in Las Vegas on Sunday that killed at least 58 people and injured at least 515 others, was the son of a famous criminal.
His estranged father, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, was a notorious bank robber who spent years as one of the country’s most wanted fugitives.
According to a 1971 article in Arizona’s now defunct Tucson Daily Citizen, the elder Paddock — also known as “Chromedome,” “Old Baldy” and “Big Daddy” — was imprisoned for a 1960 “holdup of a branch of the Valley National Bank in Phoenix” and was also “accused of two other robberies.”
While he was being arrested in Las Vegas, the newspaper reported, Benjamin Paddock “attempted to run down an FBI agent with his car.”
He escaped while serving a