A Mesa, Az., man named in court documents as a “person of interest” during the investigation of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas said he had met the shooter one time and sold ammunition to him. Douglas Haig told The Associated Press that he had been contacted earlier by investigators in the case. “I am the guy who sold ammunition to Stephen Paddock,” Haig said. Police say Paddock was the gunman and killed himself as officers converged on him. A law enforcement official said Paddock bought 1,000 rounds of tracer ammunition from a private seller he met at a Phoenix gun show. Haig owns Specialized Military Ammunition LLC. The company’s website says it sold tracer and incendiary ammunition but is now “closed indefinitely.”
Haig told “CBS This Morning” that he sold more than 700 rounds of ammunition to Paddock but had no connection to the man and had no idea what he was planning. “I couldn’t detect anything wrong with this guy,” he said of Paddock. “He told me exactly what he wanted. I handed him a box with the ammunition in it, and he paid me and he left.” After the shooting, “I was horrified,” Haig told the Arizona Republic. Haig said Paddock told him he was going to put on a “light show” with the tracer ammunition he bought. The bullets leave a visible trail when fired. Clark County, Nv., Sheriff Joe Lombardo has said police and the FBI believe Paddock acted alone before he killed himself as police closed in.