The Las Vegas shooter's father was a diagnosed psychopath and on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list

Business Insider | 10/2/2017 | Sonam Sheth
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Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, the father of Stephen Paddock, the man identified as the gunman who opened fire on a Las Vegas festival on Sunday, was a well-known bank robber and on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list from 1969 to 1977, CNN reported on Monday.

Police have said Stephen Paddock, 64, fired off several rounds from what appeared to be an automatic rifle, killing at least 58 people and injuring over 500.

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Authorities have not yet determined a motive for his actions.

His father, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, was a diagnosed psychopath, according to the FBI, and he was convicted of "bank robbery, automobile larceny, and confidence game."

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He died several years ago, according to Eric Paddock, his son and Stephen's brother.

The bureau's poster on Benjamin said he had committed armed robberies, had "suicidal tendencies," and "should be considered armed and very dangerous."

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Benjamin robbed several banks in Arizona in 1960 and was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison, but he escaped from a...
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