Unsealed Documents Name Second Person of Interest in Las Vegas Shooting

Larry Hoffman
February 1, 2018

Paddock reportedly bought 1,000 rounds of tracer ammunition from a private seller he met at a Phoenix gun show.

Haig told Newsweek he was questioned by agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after the October 1 shooting.

Haig sold Paddock ammunition the month before the October attack that killed 58 people dead and wounded hundreds of others.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo was quoted by the Las Vegas Review Journal as saying that he could not comment on a federal case, "If you've got it, publish it".

A judge on Tuesday unsealed almost 300 pages of search warrant records, including a document naming Douglas Haig as a second "person of interest" in the slayings, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

On Tuesday night, Haig told reporters that "I'm the guy that sold ammunition to Stephen Paddock", but that he had met Paddock only once and did not know him, the Review-Journal reports.

"He wanted to put a deal together", Haig said.

Broken windows are seen on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino after Paddock sprayed bullets onto the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, killing 50 people. According to reports, Paddock killed himself at the scene.

In court documents to apply for search warrants nine days after the shooting, Las Vegas police said Haig "may have conspired with Stephen Paddock to commit murder with a deadly weapon", but Haig has denied the allegation.

Neither the police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation nor the United States attorney's office have commented on whether Haig is still considered a person of interest in the investigation, however Las Vegas sheriff Joe Lombardo said earlier this month that investigators believed Paddock had acted alone.

Cadish later ordered the full document not be published without redactions, but she acknowledged she couldn't order the newspaper to retract the name.

According to his LinkedIn profile page, Haig owns a website named "Specialized Military Ammunition LLC", which specializes in selling premium, tracer and incendiary ammunition in popular military calibers. He searched "do police use explosives" on September 15, 2017, as well as "SWAT Las Vegas".

Lombardo has said that he does not expect charges to be filed against 62-year-old Danley, who was in the Philippines at the time of the attack. Federal Bureau of Investigation and US attorney's office spokeswomen in Las Vegas declined to comment.

Authorities have previously characterised Paddock as a gambler on a losing streak who was obsessed with cleanliness, may have been bipolar and was having difficulties with Ms Danley. CBS News reached out to the FBI and other authorities involved, but none will comment on an active investigation. The first is shooter Stephen Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley.

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