Man charged for illegally selling ammunition to Las Vegas shooter

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Authorities don't believe an Arizona man committed a federal crime or had any involvement or knowledge of the planned attack when he sold ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.

Paddock opened fire on hundreds of people attending a music concert from a 32nd floor window of the Mandalay Bay hotel.

However, prosecutors said Haig's fingerprints were found on some of the unfired rounds in Paddock's hotel suite and that armour-piercing cartridges recovered there bore tool marks matching the reloading equipment in Haig's workshop.

Haig had previously operated "Specialized Military Ammunition", an Internet business selling armour-piercing bullets, some of them high explosive, according to a statement from US Attorney Dayle Elieson of Nevada.

During an October 19 search of Haig's home in Mesa, agents seized live ammunition that they identified as armor-piercing.

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Haig told the news program he sold Paddock "tracer ammunition" that leaves a streak of light when fired.

Douglas Haig faces a charge of manufacturing and selling armor-piercing ammunition while not being licensed to do so.

Haig was named as a "person of interest" in the investigation.

It said some merchandise sold through that business consisted of cartridges that had been "reloaded", or assembled from component parts, though Haig lacked a license to make such ammunition for sale.

"This was a routine transaction to purchase a routine ammunition,"Victor said at a news conference Friday".

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Paddock then met Haig again at a Phoenix gun show on September 9. Haig said there was no way he could see into Paddock's mine before that sale.

An Arizona man who sold ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history says his one-time customer didn't raise suspicions that he planned to commit any crimes. At the time, He didn't have the quantity of ammunition Paddock was looking, which led to him coming to Haig's house to buy the additional rounds.

In an interview with CBS News, Haig said he was contacted by police the day after the attack because investigators found an Amazon box with his address on it inside Paddock's hotel room.

Haig said Paddock was well-dressed, polite, and did not raise any suspicions when he purchased ammuniations rounds from him.


"Revulsion, sickness, horrified that this man would do something like that", Haig said. He said people have pounded on his door to tell him that he deserves to die.

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Haig, 55 appeared in court Friday and was released on this own recognizance with specific conditions that were not spelled out in court proceedings.