Arizona Man Says He Sold Ammunition To Las Vegas Shooter

Jan 31, 2018

Investigators outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in October.
Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times

  An Arizona man identified in court documents as a "person of interest" after the Las Vegas massacre says he sold ammunition to the gunman, Stephen Paddock, and says he had no idea what Paddock was going to do when he met him weeks before the shooting.

Douglas Haig tells "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday he sold more than 700 rounds of ammunition to Paddock. He says Paddock told him he was going to put on a "light show" with the tracer ammunition he purchased.

Haig says he talked to Paddock three times and that officials won't find any connection between the two.

He says he wonders, "What did I miss?" and "Why didn't I pick this up?" in his interaction with Paddock.

A law enforcement official told The Associated Press in October that Paddock bought 1,000 rounds of tracer ammunition from a private seller he met at a Phoenix gun show. The official spoke anonymously because they weren't authorized to disclose case information.

Records show Haig owns Specialized Military Ammunition, LLC. The company's website says it sold tracer and incendiary ammunition but is now "closed indefinitely."