Error Unmasks Person of Interest in Vegas Attack

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Investigators probing the Las Vegas massacre have interviewed a person of interest who sold the shooter ammunition, a law-enforcement official familiar with the investigation said Tuesday.

According to his LinkedIn profile page, Haig owns a website named "Specialized Military Ammunition LLC", which specializes in selling premium, tracer and incendiary ammunition in popular military calibers.

"Contrary to the discussion in the court proceeding, a draft autopsy report (for Paddock) was not provided by the coroner to law enforcement", Clark County officials said in the release.

"I am the guy who sold ammunition to Stephen Paddock", he told the Associated Press on Tuesday after his name was published.

Douglas Haig says he met the gunman one time and he had been contacted by investigators earlier in the case.

The 55-year-old Haig, of Mesa, Arizona, told Newsweek in October that he had been interviewed by agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives shortly after the October 1 Las Vegas shooting, which left 58 dead and hundreds more wounded.

The records also included another person of interest, Mr. Haig, whose name the judge ordered redacted. That company, which started in 1991, sells ammunition by phone, according to its website.

The name of a man identified in court documents as a person of interest in the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history was publicly revealed because of a court error. "In fact, it was enough to make me not want to do the business anymore", Haig said.

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

Paddock did call Haig and paid him a visit in Mesa, Arizona.

Asked about the release of the names on Tuesday, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told the Review-Journal, "If you've got it, publish it".

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that more than 300 documents related to the shooting were unsealed by court order on Tuesday.

Authorities have said an unnamed person could face unspecified charges in the October 1 shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 800 others on the Las Vegas Strip. They were told that another hotel employee, Stephen Schuck, said shots were fired at him in the hallway right after Campos was shot and CBS News reported that Schuck immediately radioed "hotel dispatchers to call police", telling the dispatcher, "a gunman had opened fire with a rifle inside" the hotel. That person could face federal charges not directly related to the shooting within the next 60 days, the sheriff said January 19.

The papers show that investigators found 23 rifles and a handgun in Paddock's 32nd-floor hotel suite and an adjoining room.

United States investigators had maintained he had acted alone.

Authorities previously characterized Paddock as a gambler on a losing streak who was obsessed with cleanliness, may have been bipolar and was having difficulties with his live-in girlfriend.