Police have arrested Bruce Paddock — brother of alleged Las Vegas mass shooter, Stephen Paddock — on child pornography charges.

Unnamed and, thus, unverified ‘law enforcement sources’ told TMZ an investigation had been launched into the former’s involvement with child porn prior to the horrific massacre of 58 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival purportedly carried out by Stephen Paddock.

Bruce Paddock was arrested this morning, according to the outlet, in North Hollywood, California. TMZ reports those “sources say before the shooting cops were trying to locate Bruce without success, but after his brother committed his heinous act a tip came in Bruce was living at an assisted living facility.”

NBC News expounds, “A felony complaint said [Bruce Paddock] had over 600 explicit images of minors in 2014 and had also swapped pornography.

“He faces 19 counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of possession of child pornography, the complaint says.”

Attention drawn to the family in the wake of the as-yet unexplained attack on 20,000 concertgoers in Las Vegas reportedly led a tipster to inform police of Bruce’s whereabouts in the assisted living facility.

A joint task force of the LAPD and FBI carried out the arrest, and police told TMZ pornographic images of children were found on Paddock’s computer.

This isn’t the first time Bruce Paddock was in trouble with the law, as the New York Post notes, as his past crimes include “arson, vandalism, burglary and petty theft.”

“It was Bruce Paddock who revealed that their father was a bank robber who once made the FBI’s most-wanted list and was judged by authorities to be ‘psychopathic’ with ‘suicidal tendencies,’” NBC reports.

“But he insisted that his brother wasn’t ‘mentally deranged’ and noted that Stephen had never been in trouble with the law like he had.”

Bruce Paddock spoke with the media on multiple occasions after the shooting, and NBC notes the FBI also contacted him, but primarily discussed the brothers’ childhood as agents tried to piece together what led to the attack.

“I don’t know how he could stoop to this low point, hurting someone else. It wasn’t suicide by cop since he killed himself,” Bruce Paddock told the press shortly after the attack. “He killed a bunch of people and then killed himself so he didn’t have to face whatever it was.”

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