Details are beginning to emerge about the Las Vegas shooter. One interesting detail that has been revealed involves his work history.
The Associated Press reports:
The Las Vegas gunman who killed nearly 60 people at a country music festival worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, an IRS agent and in an auditing department over a 10-year period.
A spokeswoman for the Office of Personnel Management told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Stephen Paddock’s employment included about two years as a mail carrier from 1976 to 1978.
After that, he worked as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service for six years until 1984. And then he worked a defense auditing job for about 18 months.
The information helped complete the timeline surrounding the 64-year-old Paddock’s life. He graduated from college in 1977 from Cal State Northridge and also worked for a defense contractor in the late 1980s.
Other news sources backed up the claim:
— Mosheh Oinounou (@Mosheh) October 3, 2017
#NEW details on #LasVegasShooting from @KatieLaGrone: Stephen Paddock spent just over a year working as auditor for US defense contractor, 6 years as agent with the IRS. More Gov’t work history attached. #wptv @wptv pic.twitter.com/Cy8ZD4ZBm6
— Sam Smink (@samsminkWPTV) October 3, 2017
That’s a pretty crazy detail.