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Ammunition Seller Charged In Connection With Las Vegas Shooting
February 2, 2018 by Vanessa Romo, Martin Kaste
Federal prosecutors have charged Douglas Haig, a man identified earlier this week as "a person of interest" in the Las Vegas mass shooting, with selling bullets he had modified to make them more potent — referred to as armor-piercing.
The 55-year-old aerospace engineer did not have a license to manufacture and sell the armor-piercing bullets he sold to Stephen Paddock in the weeks before the massacre that left 58 people dead. Paddock died at the scene from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Court documents filed Friday indicated Haig also sold Paddock 720 rounds of tracer bullets.
Haig came to investigators' attention early on, when they found a shipping box with his name on it among Paddock's possessions, reports NPR's Martin Kaste.
Authorities also found Haig's fingerprints on armor-piercing bullets recovered from Paddock's Mandalay Bay hotel room. The ammunition found at the scene was unfired, and it's unclear if any of it was used in the attack.
Haig held a press conference with his attorney by his side on the same day federal authorities filed the charge. In it he explained how he first met Paddock at a Phoenix gun show and calmly recounted having three separate phone conversations with Paddock whom he described as "very well dressed, very well groomed, very polite, very respectful."
That's when Paddock told Haig he wanted the tracer bullets.
Tracer ammunition is built with a small pyrotechnic charge that produces a bright trail of light to allow a shooter to see the bullet's trajectory during nighttime firing or other low visibility scenarios.
"At no time did I see anything suspicious or odd or any kind of a tell," Haig told reporters.
The complaint says Haig told investigators that when Paddock bought the ammunition, he put on gloves before taking the box from Haig.
Haig defended himself as merely a vendor, saying, "I had no contribution to what Paddock did. I had no way to see into his mind. The product that I sold him had absolutely nothing to do with what he did."
His lawyer, Marc J. Victor, also called the exchange "a very routine transaction."
The Mesa, Ariz., resident also recounted receiving several death threats over the phone and in person at his home in recent days. Haig's name was released to the press after authorities released documents containing his full name.
If convicted, Haig faces up to five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — A man by the name of Josh Boultinghouse claims that his grandfather told him that three military helicopters were flying around on the night of the 1 October massacre and were firing what appeared to the elderly man to be “dummy-fire” while all three aircraft all took separate positions.
The man said that his grandfather witnessed what he described as a “movie shoot” within a 5-mile radius of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.
It’s not yet known if the man’s grandfather fully confirmed if the three aircraft were indeed firing blank rounds or live ones. It’s possible that his mind just thought it was dummy-fire due to the rarity of the circumstances.
Additionally, another local eyewitness has confirmed with Intellihub that what appeared to be three “long and sleek” Hummingbird A-160T “solid-black” helicopters were flying low, in a tight triangle formation, west to east, at sunset on the night of the 1 October massacre.
The three drone craft were spotted flying parallel with Tropicana Avenue, just to the north and may have entered the city from Blue Diamond.
Could the three drone aircraft have been running reconnaissance several hours before the shooting?
As a side note, Douglas Haig, the Mesa, Arizona man who sold the alleged shooter Stephen Paddock tracer rounds, the same man that was recently indicted for manufacturing armor-piercing ammunition, was also the Senior Engineer of the A-160 drone helicopter program, as Intellihub reported on 30 Jan. The very same aircraft spotted by an eyewitness at sunset.
The eyewitness, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Intellihub exclusively in an electronic message:
Shep, I feel you are 100% correct about the helicopters. I’ve been afraid to say this on Twitter because they monitor me but I’m just going to tell you that on October 1st sometime between 6:30 and quarter to 7 p.m. 3 solid black helicopters flying very low flew past my house… they were not Maverick helicopters, they had no markings and no other color on them at all solid black. Flying East towards the strip. I live in an area that has a flight path to the right of me as I’m standing in my backyard. They were so low and at first I thought they were Nellis AFB helicopters and then I realized they weren’t it kinda bothered me… made me wonder wtf. I didn’t think about it again until later that evening when all hell broke loose. I’m deathly afraid of Metro here not because I have a record or have done or do anything wrong because I don’t …but they’re deep state. I don’t want to be found suicided with two shots to the back of my head …. you know what I mean. You can repeat what I said but it has to be an anonymous source please.
Intellihub also spoke with the eyewitness via telephone to hammer out the details of the ominous sighting.
The A-160 can stay airborne for periods of up to 24 hours and hover at an elevation of 20,000 feet.
Intellihub has reached out to Josh Boultinghouse and his grandfather for interview. Stay tuned.