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Father of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock ‘ran illegal bingo parlour and tried to start his own church’

The father of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was reportedly a self-ordained minister who carried out marriage ceremonies and wanted to start his own church as well as being on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list of fugitives.

In the search to understand the psychology of the mass murderer, attention has focused on the colourful criminal life of his father Benjamin Hoskins Paddock.

Although the killer had no previous criminal convictions and apparently lived in the shadows of society, rarely speaking to his neighbours, his father was a larger than life character, according to reports.

Paddock Senior spent almost a decade on the run after he was sprung from a Texan prison in 1968, with an FBI poster describing him as a “psychopath” who should be treated as “armed and very dangerous”. 

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Unlike his son, Paddock Senior began his criminal life early, and was first arrested

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The Eureka casino, where Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock is said to have gambled, in Mesquite, Nevada …

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, they keep coming back to one of the most unusual aspects of the 64-year-old’s personal profile: his money.

Paddock had two planes, owned multiple homes, and regularly dropped tens of thousands of dollars in Vegas casinos, according to recent reports. His shocking collections of guns and ammunition alone may have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

We’ll never know what truly motivated Paddock, who took his own life after killing 59 people and injuring 500 more at a country musical concert on Sunday night. Here’s what we know so far about his financial situation.

http://time.com/money/4969462/las-vegas-shooter-stephen-paddock-gambler-real-estate-guns/

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Had an Unusual Financial Life. Here’s What We Know

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, they keep coming back to one of the most unusual aspects of the 64-year-old’s personal profile: his money.

Paddock had two planes, owned multiple homes, and regularly dropped tens of thousands of dollars in Vegas casinos, according to recent reports. His shocking collections of guns and ammunition alone may have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

We’ll never know what truly motivated Paddock, who took his own life after killing 59 people and injuring 500 more at a country musical concert on Sunday night. Here’s what we know so far about his financial situation.

http://time.com/money/4969462/las-vegas-shooter-stephen-paddock-gambler-real-estate-guns/

Father of Las Vegas suspect Stephen Paddock was on FBI’s most wanted list

PORTLAND, Ore. — The father of the suspected Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock operated an Oregon bingo parlor and was on the FBI’s most wanted list after escaping from a Texas prison in the late 1960s.

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An Oregon Supreme Court opinion from 1981 said FBI agents arrested Patrick Benjamin Paddock — also known as Bruce Ericksen — on Sept. 6, 1978 at the Bingo Center in Springfield. Despite the escape, He was paroled the following year and returned to Oregon, where he continued the bingo operation until authorities shut it down in 1987 and charged him with racketeering.

He went by different names. Benjamin Hoskins

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Who was Benjamin Hoskins Paddock? Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock’s Dad and bank robber on FBI most …

CRAZED gunman Stephen Paddock carried out the biggest mass shooting in modern US history.

Since he was identified as the fiend who carried out the massacre, it has also come to light that he was the son of an FBI wanted criminal — here’s the latest on his notorious father Benjamin Hoskins Paddock…

 Benjamin Hoskins Paddock was a notorious bank robber who wound up on the FBI most wanted list
Benjamin Hoskins Paddock was a notorious bank robber who wound up on the FBI most wanted list

Who was Benjamin Hoskins Paddock?

Benjamin Hoskins Paddock was born on November 1 1926.

During World War II he was an S2 in the US Navy but in 1960 committed a string a string of armed bank robberies in Phoenix, Arizona.

Paddock was arrested later that year but managed to escape from a Texas federal prison

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Stephen Paddock’s Dad Was on FBI Most Wanted List, Brother Says

Long before Stephen Paddock allegedly killed at least 58 people and injured hundreds of others in Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, his father was reportedly committing armed robberies across the country. In the 1960s, he went on a criminal spree that landed him in prison, sent him on a years-long run from the police, and placed him on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, NBC News reports.

According to the suspected shooter’s brother, Bruce Paddock, their father was Patrick Benjamin Paddock, a high-profile bank robber locked up for a series of armed heists back in the 60s. He allegedly robbed at least three banks in Phoenix, Arizona, stealing more than $20,000—which comes out to roughly $165,000 today, Newsweek reports. He was sentenced to 20 years in a Texas prison, but managed to break out in 1968. A few months later, he reportedly robbed

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Stephen Paddock’s father was a convicted bank robber, on FBI ‘Most Wanted’ list

The father of Stephen Paddock — the gunman accused of killing dozens of people at a country music concert in Las Vegas — was a convicted bank robber and on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list, according to the family.

Eric Paddock, who is Stephen Paddock’s brother and lives east of Orlando, told the New York Daily News that their father, Benjamin, was arrested in a 1960 bank robbery in Arizona. He made off with several thousand dollars.

Benjamin Hoskins Paddock escaped from prison in the late 1960s, according to the Arizona Republic. He was added to the FBI’s list of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and described as “psychopathic’” with suicidal tendencies. He was captured nearly a decade later while managing a bingo parlor and using an assumed name.

Benjamin Paddock, whose nicknames included “Chromedome” and “Old Baldy,” died

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Stephen Paddock’s father was on FBI’s 10 most wanted list

The Las Vegas shooter’s father was once on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list.

Stephen Paddock killed more than 58 people when he opened fire on a concert in Las Vegas, spraying a concert with a hail of bullets. He shot himself before he could be apprehended.

And it has now emerged that his father, Patrick Benjamin Paddock, was known as a violent bank robber during the 1960s and 1970s. His crimes made him one of the most notorious criminals in the US during his heyday.

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An FBI poster that is available online says that the Las Vegas killer’s father “diagnosed as psychopathic, has carried firearms in commission of bank robberies” and “reportedly has suicidal tendencies and should be considered armed and very dangerous.”

Local news reports soon after his crimes were reported said that neighbours “couldn’t believe that the colorful

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Las Vegas Shooting Suspect Stephen Paddock’s Father Was Apparently on the FBI’s Most-Wanted List After Prison …

Updated | The father of the suspect in a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night was a bank robber who escaped from prison and wound up on the FBI’s most-wanted list, the suspect’s brother reportedly said.

In an interview with the news media on Monday, the brother said their father was Patrick Benjamin Paddock, NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted. The father went by the alias Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, according to accounts from the time.

Also on Monday, asked about their father’s apparent criminal past, a brother named Eric Paddock told reporters, “My father was on the top-10 list for a while…. I didn’t know him, we didn’t know him. He was in jail and broken out of jail.” It was unclear if Eric Paddock was the brother who made the comment that Alexander cited.

Related: Who is Stephen Paddock,

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What we know about Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock

Stephen Paddock, 64, the man suspected in what may be the largest mass shooting in the country’s history, was a licensed aircraft pilot who once worked for a predecessor company at a major defense contractor.

Little is known about Paddock, but 5 Investigates along with wire services and ABC News is putting together a profile of what is known.

He has numerous family members living in Florida, and that’s where his brother, Eric Paddock, was reached by ABC News. Word that his brother was apparently responsible left the family “dumbstruck” and feeling like the family had been “crushed by an asteroid.”

“We have no idea how or why this happened,” Eric Paddock said. “As far as we know, Steve was perfectly fine.”

The FBI and police both said that Paddock wasn’t on anyone law enforcement agency’s radar.

“We have determined to this point no connection with an international

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