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2nd 'Person of Interest' Named in Vegas Shooting Investigation

01 February 2018, 12:32 | Katrina Lee

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An Arizona man was named a "person of interest" in court documents related to the Las Vegas shooting that took place October 1, 2017, leaving at least 58 people dead and hundreds injured.

It has been revealed Haig said he met the crazed gunman once and sold him ammunition.

Speaking at his suburban home in Mesa, Haig said he planned to hold a news conference later this week to answer questions about his name surfacing in the investigation.

Records show Haig owns Specialized Military Ammunition, LLC. On Tuesday, a website for the company noted "We Will Be Closed Indefinitely".

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

The unsealed records revealed that in the first hours after the mass shooting there were two people identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as persons of interest besides Stephen Paddock. He says Paddock told him he was going to put on a "light show" with the tracer ammunition he purchased.

Attempts to reach Haig at his Arizona home and by phone were unsuccessful. Police officials countered that because the investigation of the shooting is ongoing, the documents should remain sealed.

Haig told CBS News he had nothing to do with the shooting, and previously indicated to Newsweek that the transaction with Paddock happened two years ago. The Las Vegas Review-Journal used an unredacted copy and identified Mr. Haig. Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish later ordered the full document not be published without redactions, but she acknowledged she couldn't order the newspaper to retract the name.

Investigators questioned Douglas Haig, who sold ammunition to gunman Stephen Paddock, the official said.

Asked about the release of the names on Tuesday, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told the Review-Journal, "If you've got it, publish it". The Las Vegas Review-Journal, citing police documents, identifies that person as Douglas Haig. Haig told Paddock to give him a call.

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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. Danley was in the Philippines at the time of the attack, and has been cooperating with investigators.

Lombardo also said he did not anticipate Danley facing any criminal charges.

Haig said he wonders "What did I miss?" and "Why didn't I pick this up?" in his interaction with Paddock.

Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo had recently said the gunman, Stephen Paddock, acted alone in the October 1 attack.

The records were obtained after media organizations including The Associated Press sued to unseal court records and autopsy reports.

Authorities have said that a motive for the worst mass killing in modern USA history has not been determined, but have maintained that he acted alone.

The order followed a closed-door hearing Friday with lawyers representing Las Vegas police.

Lombardo has said he expects a final report on the shooting to be released before the end of 2018.

He also said he said had "no link" to the killer, Stephen Paddock, adding, "I didn't even know who this guy was".

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