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

'I'm the guy that sold ammunition to Stephen Paddock'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2018 5:42 AM CST
2nd 'Person of Interest' Named in Vegas Shooting Investigation
This Oct. 2017 file photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Force Investigation Team Report shows the interior of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock's 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay hotel.   (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, file)

Another "person of interest" authorities wanted to talk to after the Las Vegas mass shooting was identified Tuesday when his name was accidentally left unredacted in case records released to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The October document named Douglas Haig as somebody "who may have conspired with Stephen Paddock to commit murder with a deadly weapon." At his home in Mesa, Az. Tuesday evening, Haig told reporters that he was "the guy that sold ammunition to Stephen Paddock." He told the Arizona Republic that he was"horrified" by the shooting and it made him want to leave the business because he couldn't tell Paddock "had evil in him." After police arrived at the home, reporters were told to leave, though a sign placed on Haig's door said he would hold a press conference Friday.

The newly released documents from early in the investigation also name Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, as a person of interest, though authorities now say she is not considered a suspect in the Oct. 1 massacre of 58 people and is unlikely to be charged. The New York Times reports Haig operated a company called Specialized Military Ammunition, which is now closed indefinitely, according to its website. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said last week there was only one shooter responsible for the attack, though the FBI is still investigating a person of interest who could face federal charges not directly related to the shooting. Police declined to confirm Tuesday whether that person is Haig. (More Las Vegas shooting stories.)

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