Quantcast

Man Who Sold Ammo To Vegas Shooter Charged - LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather

Man Who Sold Ammo To Vegas Shooter Charged

Posted: Updated:
Billy O'Neal / CC BY 2.0 Billy O'Neal / CC BY 2.0

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on an Arizona man who sold ammunition to the gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

An Arizona man who sold ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been charged with manufacturing armor-piercing bullets.

A complaint says unfired armor-piercing bullets found inside the Las Vegas hotel room where the attack was launched on Oct. 1 contained the fingerprints of ammunition dealer Douglas Haig of Arizona.

The complaint filed Friday in federal court in Phoenix says Haig didn't have a license to manufacture armor-piercing ammunition.

He was charged shortly before holding a news conference Friday. He said he noticed nothing suspicious when he sold 720 rounds of ammunition to Stephen Paddock in the weeks before the attack that killed 58 people.

Haig is a 55-year-old aerospace engineer who sold ammunition as a hobby for about 25 years.

___

11:50 a.m.

An Arizona man who sold ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history says his one-time customer didn't raise suspicions that he planned to commit any crimes.

Douglas Haig said at a news conference Friday that he met Stephen Paddock at a Phoenix gun show in the weeks before the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people.

The sale was later completed at Haig's home in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.

Haig was named as a "person of interest" in the investigation.

But a law enforcement official has since told The Associated Press that he isn't believed to have committed a federal crime or to have had any knowledge of the attack.

The official wasn't authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

- Associated Press writer Michael Balsamo

___

12:30 a.m.

An Arizona man plans to speak out about his experience in selling ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Douglas Haig is scheduled to hold a news conference Friday in Chandler to discuss his sale to Stephen Paddock.

This week, Haig said he couldn't detect anything wrong with Paddock.

Haig was named as a "person of interest" in the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people.

But a law enforcement official has since told The Associated Press that Haig isn't believed to have committed a federal crime or to have had any knowledge of the attack.

The official wasn't authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

It's unknown whether the ammunition Haig sold to Paddock was used in the attack.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WEATHER
MaxTrack Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Teacher Arrested After Allegedly Snorting Pill In Class

    Teacher Arrested After Allegedly Snorting Pill In Class

    Friday, February 23 2018 6:21 AM EST2018-02-23 11:21:49 GMT

    MENIFEE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A teacher was arrested Thursday for reportedly snorting drugs in class. It happened around 1 p.m. at the Menifee County Elementary/Middle School in Frenchburg.  Students told officials they saw Cherish Rednour, 41, crush a pill with a credit card and make a line with the crushed pill. Then they watched her snort the pill, whereafter she slumped over the desk and had a hard time staying awake.  Rednour was called...

    MENIFEE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A teacher was arrested Thursday for reportedly snorting drugs in class. It happened around 1 p.m. at the Menifee County Elementary/Middle School in Frenchburg.  Students told officials they saw Cherish Rednour, 41, crush a pill with a credit card and make a line with the crushed pill. Then they watched her snort the pill, whereafter she slumped over the desk and had a hard time staying awake.  Rednour was called...

  • Two Teachers, Police Officer Injured During Fight At Scott Co. School

    Two Teachers, Police Officer Injured During Fight At Scott Co. School

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:48 PM EST2018-02-23 00:48:26 GMT

    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) - Several students were arrested and two teachers and an officer were injured during a fight at Scott County High School. Video captured of the incident shows at least 6 students fighting in the hallways of the school. An SRO and a teacher are shown trying to break up the fight. School officials say two teachers and the officer received minor injuries. The situation is under control, school officials say. The students involved were taken into custody. Their ...

    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) - Several students were arrested and two teachers and an officer were injured during a fight at Scott County High School. Video captured of the incident shows at least 6 students fighting in the hallways of the school. An SRO and a teacher are shown trying to break up the fight. School officials say two teachers and the officer received minor injuries. The situation is under control, school officials say. The students involved were taken into custody. Their ...

  • Police Conduct Traffic Stop, Four Face Charges

    Police Conduct Traffic Stop, Four Face Charges

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:51 AM EST2018-02-23 09:51:24 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Four people are facing charges after a traffic stop. Police discovered that one of the passengers was a convicted felon, and there was a gun in the backseat. It began when police spotted the car driving around the area of North Broadway near Jenkins Alley. When the car failed to make a complete stop, an officer pulled over the car. Two passengers ran off and were tracked down a few blocks away. While the officer was talking to the driver, a hand-gun...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Four people are facing charges after a traffic stop. Police discovered that one of the passengers was a convicted felon, and there was a gun in the backseat. It began when police spotted the car driving around the area of North Broadway near Jenkins Alley. When the car failed to make a complete stop, an officer pulled over the car. Two passengers ran off and were tracked down a few blocks away. While the officer was talking to the driver, a hand-gun...
Powered by Frankly

© LEX18.com 2018, LEX18.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?