Shooter in bloody Vegas gun massacre was longtime federal agent

Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock

More than 48 hours after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, police still don’t have a motive for the horrific crime.

But a more complete profile of the killer is beginning to emerge.

Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter who killed 59 people at a country music festival Sunday night, worked over a 10-year period as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, an IRS agent and a defense auditor.

A spokeswoman for the federal Office of Personnel Management told the Associated Press Tuesday that Paddock’s employment included two years as a mail carrier from 1976 to 1978.

That was followed by a six-year stint with the Internal Revenue Service until 1984. And then he worked as a defense auditor for about 18 months.

The latest revelation suggests the U.S. government should have an extensive file on its former employee, Stephen Paddock,



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