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Records identify second 'person of interest' in Las Vegas shooting

By Susan McFarland
Records identify second 'person of interest' in Las Vegas shooting
Two broken windows can be seen on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, from which Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival on October 1, 2017. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Unsealed search warrant records released by a Nevada judge late Tuesday identified an additional person of interest in the shooting rampage on the Las Vegas Strip last October that was one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.

The individual was identified as Douglas Haig, who works as a senior engineer for Honeywell Aerospace, an aircraft engines and avionics manufacturer in Phoenix.

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Haig, 55, of Mesa, Ariz., also works for Specialized Military Ammunition, an online store that sells specialized military ammunition. According to its website, the business has closed.

Marilou Danley, Paddock's girlfriend, was initially named as a person of interest but later cleared by authorities in the shooting. Las Vegas police said they believe Paddock was the only shooter.

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Haig told reporters Tuesday that he had nothing to do with the shooting attack and does not know why authorities made any connection to him.

Fifty-eight people were killed and more than 500 were injured during the 10-minute assault on Oct. 1, as Paddock fired on people below with an assault-style rifle from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard. Authorities said Paddock killed himself after the shooting.

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Haig told reporters Tuesday evening that he has been contacted by investigators.

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"I'm the guy that sold ammunition to Stephen Paddock," Haig told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Haig said he met once with Paddock but did not know him personally and declined to answer additional questions.

A sign on his door said he would hold a news conference Friday.

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Haig told Newsweek he hadn't sold ammunition reloading components "for a long time."

"It could have been a business card from a year ago, two years ago, who knows?" Haig said. "He might have had one of my cards and wrote something on the back of it that they found in his house."

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