The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history rocked the country on October 1, 2017. Now an Arizona man is claiming that he sold ammunition to Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock.
Concertgoers were having the time of their life on the last night of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival when Stephen Paddock sprayed bullets at them with an automatic gun from his hotel room.
Many were injured and 58 people were killed. Paddock committed suicide moments after the shooting.
Although it has been months since the shooting, an investigation is still looking into persons of interest, says the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Now one of those persons of interest, 55-year-old Douglas Haig of Mesa, Arizona, has stepped forward to say that he sold ammunition to Paddock.
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Haig said he had met Paddock at gun shows and supplied him with tracer ammunition. These are bullets or cannon-caliber projectiles that burn brightly when they are shot and help the shooter aim accurately.
Talking about his frame of mind after the Las Vegas shooting, Haig said, “I was horrified. I have some very strong feelings. In fact, it was enough to make me not want to do the business anymore. Because I couldn’t tell that this guy had evil in him… I refuse to sell to people that I don’t trust or get a bad vibe off of.”
He further explained, “It really starts to get me upset when I heard what he did. I think about it every day. Every day.”
It is unclear whether Paddock used the ammunition sold to him by Haig during the massacre.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, citing a police document prepared in October 2017, reported: “Until the investigation can rule otherwise, Marilou Danley and Douglas Haig have become persons of interest who may have conspired with Stephen Paddock to commit murder with a deadly weapon.”
Danley was Paddock’s girlfriend. Neither she nor Haig is charged with a crime.