Man accused of selling armor-piercing ammo to Las Vegas killer arrested

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A man who sold ammunition to Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock has been charged with conspiracy to manufacture and sell armour-piercing bullets without a licence. Haig did not have a license to manufacture armor-piercing ammunition, documents said.

The agents later matched markings characteristic of Haig's tools to two unfired armor-piercing cartridges found bearing Haig's fingerprints in Paddock's Las Vegas hotel room. 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.

"At no time did I see anything suspicious or odd or any kind of a tell", Haig told reporters.

Douglas Haig was publicly named as a "person of interest" by mistake Tuesday when his name wasn't redacted in court documents released almost four months after the october 1 shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people.

Haig's name came on the radar of law enforcement when a box with his name was found in the Mandalay Bay hotel suite that gunman Stephen Paddock used as a perch, said the law enforcement official who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

Haig's name surfaced Tuesday when a Nevada district court judge unsealed more than 300 pages of search warrants and the name was mistakenly not redacted from one of the documents.

Las Vegas police officials told CNN the department couldn't comment on Haig or any names, and referred questions to federal authorities.

An Arizona man who sold ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history says his one-time customer didn't raise suspicions that he planned to commit any crimes.

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Haig then put the ammunition in the box later found in Paddock's room. Haig works full time as an aerospace engineer and part-time as a manufacturer of reloaded ammunition.

Haig said he has received death threats since his name was revealed, CNN reported.

Investigators had also interviewed Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, as a person of interest, but later cleared her.

"No. I don't think it's me at all", Haig said.

After the transaction, the two had no other contact.

Haig stated that Paddock informed him he wanted to do a light show with or for his friends in the desert.

Haig said Friday he is no longer selling ammunition and is not sure he ever will again. The product that I sold him had absolutely nothing to do with what he did. And nothing could be further from the truth, ' Haig said.

Speaking of the bullets which contain a pyrotechnic charge that illuminates the path of fired bullets, Haig said, 'You would have seen red streaks coming from the window'. "I'm a vendor. I'm a merchant whose name was released".