Mesa Man Who Sold to Vegas Shooter Made Armor-Piercing Bullets Illegally

Mesa Man Who Sold to Vegas Shooter Made Armor-Piercing Bullets Illegally

Mesa Man Who Sold to Vegas Shooter Made Armor-Piercing Bullets Illegally

It says Haig didn't have a license to manufacture armor-piercing ammunition.

A criminal complaint alleges two unfired.308-caliber rounds found in gunman Stephen Paddock's hotel room had Haig's fingerprints on them as well as tool marks from his workshop.

In a Friday morning news conference before his arrest, Haig, responding to the documents' release, said he sold tracer ammunition to Paddock. 'At no time did I see anything suspicious or odd or any kind of a tell.

From the complaint: "Significantly, forensic analysis determined that the two unfired armor piercing cartridges from Paddock's Mandalay Bay hotel room (bearing Douglas Haig's fingerprints) had toolmarks consistent with the reloading equipment recovered in Haig's backyard workshop during the October 19, 2017 search".

The DOJ also accused Haig of operating an internet business called "Specialized Military Ammunition" which sold "high explosive armor piercing incendiary ammunition, armor piercing incendiary ammunition, and armor piercing ammunition" in states like Nevada, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming, and SC.

According to Las Vegas Now, Haig was charged before he gave the news conference on Friday.

Neither Haig nor his lawyer could be reached for immediate comment after news of the criminal case broke Friday afternoon.


"Revulsion", Haig said of his reaction.

He did not have the quantity of tracer ammunition on hand that Paddock was seeking, so Paddock contacted him several days later and lined up a sale at Mr Haig's home.

"He pulled up very well dressed, very well groomed, very polite, very respectful", Douglas Haig said of his brief interaction Paddock. The revelation has since led to the gun dealer receiving death threats revealed Haig's attorney, Marc Victor.

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

Haig's name was mistakenly released when a judge in Nevada made the police warrant public without redacting Haig's name. Had he used it, Howard said, even relatively low-quality cellphone video would have shown the very bright projectile trajectory.

When Haig asked Paddock what he planned to do with the 720 rounds, which were surplus military tracer bullets, Paddock reportedly responded by saying he was planning on going to the desert to "put on a light show" with friends.

"This was a routine transaction to purchase a routine type of ammunition that is available in many different retail outlets throughout the state of Arizona", the attorney said. "I'm a vendor, merchant, whose name was released". He also stated that to the best of their knowledge none of the ammunition that Haig has sold in the past has ever been used in a crime.

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