Ari­zona man guilty of sell­ing ammo to Las Ve­gas shooter

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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.

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