Gunman's father was bank robber

The father of Stephen Paddock, the gunman who opened fire at an outdoor Las Vegas concert Sunday night, was a convicted bank robber who was added to the FBI's Most Wanted list after escaping prison in the 1960s. Patrick Benjamin Paddock was arrested in his 30s for robbing a Valley National Bank in Phoenix in 1960. He escaped with over $4,600. According to an Arizona Republic article from January 1961, Paddock surrendered two days after the robbery after an officer shot at his vehicle. Paddock was also accused of robbing two other Valley National Bank branches for more than $20,000. While serving a 20-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution at La Tuna in Texas, Paddock escaped, and in February 1969 he was added to the FBI's 10 most-wanted fugitives list. Paddock remained on the list until 1977. He was arrested the following year in Oregon. It is believed he died in 1998.

New York Daily News