Published: Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 12:12 PM
By: Eliot Kleinberg, Melanie Mena and Olivia Hitchcock, Palm Beach Post
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The man police say sprayed deadly gunfire into a country music concert in Las Vegas late Sunday owned a home on the Space Coast as recently as 2015, records show.
Stephen Paddock, 64, owned a home in Heritage Isle, a 55-plus community off Wickham Road in Viera, a neighborhood of Melbourne in Brevard County, according to real estate records.The neighborhood is about 120 miles north of West Palm Beach.
Records show Paddock bought a two-bedroom house on a quarter-acre lot on Sansome Circle in April 2013 and sold it in May 2015. It was unclear how much time he spent in Florida while owning the property.
Paddock most recently was living in a Sun City retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, near the Arizona and Utah borders.
A check of online court records showed no arrests or lawsuits involving Paddock in Brevard County between 2013 and 2015.
His brother, Eric Paddock, broke down in tears talking with reporters Monday.
“There’s nothing I can say. My brother did this. It’s like he shot us," Paddock said. "I couldn’t be more dumbfounded."