Las Vegas shooter is atypical suspect, local criminologist says

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Law enforcement is still working to unravel the motive of the man who murdered dozens of people in a shooting rampage at a concert in Las Vegas Sunday. The FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit on CBS’ “Criminal Minds” builds profiles to track down serial killers. Criminologist Amanda M. Sharp Parker says you can also build a profile backwards to help figure out a criminal’s motive.

“This is a millionaire who enjoyed playing heavy hands of poker,” Parker said.

Parker is the Assistant Professor of Homeland Security at Campbell University.

“It’s a difficult situation,” Parker said. “He’s a non-usual suspect.”

Parker says one of the most unusual things is his age. Paddock was 64-years-old with no criminal background. She says the shooting reminds her of the 1966 University of Texas tower shooting.

“The perpetrator when they did his autopsy found a brain tumor,” Parker said. “A massive brain tumor that may have

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