Search warrant records unsealed Tuesday show that in the first hours after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Las Vegas police and FBI agents had two persons of interest they were looking at, along with the gunman, Stephen Paddock.
The name of one of those people was blacked out in the documents, but 8 News NOW confirmed that the name is Douglas Haig.
According to Metro Police, Haig was tracked through evidence obtained during the 1 October investigation but, they do not believe he is directly connected to the shooting itself.
In fact, Metro Police Sheriff Joe Lombardo made it clear in a news conference two weeks ago that Paddock was the only shooter during the deadly rampage at the Route 91 Harvest festival back on Oct. 1, 2017.
CBS News has confirmed Douglas Haig lives in Mesa, Arizona. Haig is an aerospace engineer and specializes in military ammunition, according to his LinkedIn page.
The website for Haig’s company, Specialized Military Ammunition LLC, sells tracer and incendiary ammunition. Haig’s online website is currently closed indefinitely. Paddock used incendiary ammunition during the shooting that killed 58 people and injured 800. He also tried to buy tracer rounds before the shooting.
According to Haig’s LinkedIn page, he developed ammunition and weapons for defense contractors such as Northrop Grumman and Boeing. He currently lists himself as a senior engineer at Honeywell Aerospace.
The other person of interest mentioned in the documents was Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley. She was in the Philippines at the time of the attack and is cooperating with investigators. However, authorities have said she’s not likely to face criminal charges.
The search warrant records were obtained after media organizations including The Associated Press sued to unseal court records and autopsy reports.
In Stephen Paddock’s hotel room, police found 21 rifles with magazines, two rifles without magazines, a handgun, 114 magazines, approximately 5,280 live rounds and 1050 casings.
At his home in Mesquite, Nevada, police seized SD cards, a camera, and shotguns. The documents unsealed on Tuesday give a glimpse into how the 1 October investigation unfolded.
“Given the magnitude of this incident, it is reasonable to believe multiple suspects and months of planning were involved in this premeditated massacre,” investigators said at the time.
Sheriff Joseph Lombardo has repeatedly shut down conspiracy theories that suggest there were multiple gunmen.
Judges in Las Vegas ordered the release of 300-pages of search warrant records and autopsy reports in a bid to answer ongoing questions about the investigation.
Judge Elissa Cadish issued a written order to release documents showing what investigators told judges to obtain the search warrants.
Separately, Judge Timothy Williams ruled that the Clark County coroner should release autopsy records of Paddock, and the people killed by gunfire, with victims’ names blacked out.
The judge has ordered attorneys back to court on April 3rd to provide an update on the possible charges.