Arizona man guilty of selling ammo to Las Vegas shooter
LAS VEGAS — An Arizona man pleaded guilty Tuesday in a U.S. court in Nevada to illegally manufacturing tracer and armor-piercing bullets found in a hotel room where a gunman carried out the Las Vegas Strip massacre two years ago.
Douglas Haig, 57, was not accused of a direct role in the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 at an open-air music festival.
Prosecutors never alleged that he had advance knowledge of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
“Doug had no indication whatsoever about Stephen Paddock’s plans,” said defense attorney Marc Victor, reading a statement outside U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. Haig declined to comment.
“Doug was absolutely devastated” that he previously sold ammunition to Paddock, Victor said.