February 21, 2018

Mesa Man Who Sold Ammo To Las Vegas Shooter Charged

04 February 2018, 01:48 | Kara Nash

Arizona Man Says He Sold 720 Rounds of Ammunition to Las Vegas Gunman

Douglas Haig right the man identified Tuesday as a

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

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

The attack on 1 October 2017 was the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history.

Haig made an initial court appearance before a federal magistrate in Phoenix and was freed under conditional release pending a February 15 status conference set for the case, prosecutors said.

Tracer bullets contain a pyrotechnic charge that illuminates the path of fired bullets so shooters can see whether their aim is correct.

Haig used his online business Specialized Military Ammunition to sell ammunition. Haig did not have a license to manufacture the weaponry, but sold such ammunition in Nevada, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming, and SC, according to business records.

It wasn't immediately clear if the request for the armor piercing ammo struck Haig as unusual or over bearing in quantity? "I couldn't detect anything wrong with this guy", Haig said.

According to the court documents police also found unfired armor-piercing rounds within the hotel room.

This is a breaking news story.

A man who sold ammunition to Stephen Paddock, the gunman who carried out the massacre in Las Vegas, has been charged with manufacturing armor-piercing bullets, according to court documents.

Haig arose in the investigation when a box with his name and address was found in the Mandalay Bay hotel suite where Paddock opened fire on a music festival below.

Haig said Paddock went back to his auto to retrieve gloves before handling the boxes of ammunition that he had just purchased in the weeks before the attack. "I handed him a box with the ammunition in it, and he paid me and he left". The shooting killed 58 people before taking his own life.

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Haig's name was mistakenly released when a judge in Nevada made the police warrant public without redacting Haig's name.

Danley was Paddock's girlfriend and initially was named as a person of interest in the investigation.

Officer Larry Hadfield on Friday referred to a preliminary report released last month.

"I had no contribution to what Paddock did", Haig stated at the press conference.

He said he was "horrified that this man would do something like that". Haig could not recall the exact wording.

Before the sale, Paddock told him "that he was going to go out to the desert and put on a light show" with the ammunition - that he was "going to go out and shoot it at night with friends". Paddock then met Haig again at a Phoenix gun show on September 9. And nothing could be further from the truth, ' Haig said.

Haig and his lawyer, Marc Victor, held a press conference on Friday claiming that Haig was innocent.

"I've had people pounding on my door, death threats", he said.

"He pulled up very well dressed, very well groomed, very polite, respectful", Haig said when describing his interactions with Paddock.

Haig, 55, of Mesa, Ariz., is a senior engineer for Honeywell Aerospace, an aircraft engines and avionics manufacturer in Phoenix.

He doesn't sell it anymore, and he's not sure if he ever will again. But she has cooperated with authorities and said after the shooting she had no idea Paddock was going to commit the crime.

"I had no way to see into his mind", he said. The product that I sold him had absolutely nothing to do with what he did.

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