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Second person of interest emerges after judge unseals Las Vegas shooting records

01 February 2018

His girlfriend Marilou Danley, who had been previously identified as a person of interest, is not expected to face charges in the investigation. Police did not immediately return calls seeking comment on Tuesday. "I was like, 'Good lord, what is going on?'" The agents who visited him, he said, told him he wasn't in trouble but said they needed to ask him some questions.

Haig told CBS News he hardly spoke to Paddock, and couldn't detect anything wrong.

. A LinkedIn account that appears to belong to him says he also works at a company called Specialized Military Ammunition. The authorities have said that Stephen Paddock was the sole gunman responsible for the attack, but that there was one additional person of interest still under investigation whom they declined to identify. "I've been interviewed, and that's as far as it went", Haig told Newsweek. Police have repeatedly said that officers found Paddock dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound upon entering his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay on the night of October 1.

Douglas Haig, 55, said he had met Paddock at gun shows and sold him tracer ammunition, which are bullets or cannon-caliber projectiles that burn brightly when they are fired and as a result help a shooter aim.

Paddock opened fire on an outdoor country music concert below the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on October 1, the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

A Las Vegas judge, at the urging of a coalition of news media organizations and over the objection of police, today ordered the release of sealed search warrant materials connected to the investigation of the largest mass shooting in modern USA history.

Attorney Margaret McLetchie represented the Associated Press and the Las Vegas Review-Journal in the case and she stated, "All records are public unless the law says otherwise".

Lombardo on January 19 released an 81-page preliminary report of the investigation, and said police and the FBI believe Paddock acted alone before he killed himself after the shooting.

The company's webpage says the business is closed indefinitely.

Cadish later ordered the full document not be published without redactions, but she acknowledged she couldn't order the newspaper to retract the name.

The other person of interest identified in the search warrant records is Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley.

The FBI and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News' questions about Haig.

She was initially considered a person of interest but authorities later said she is not likely to face criminal charges.

Investigators are yet to explain why they believe the 64-year-old retired accountant carried out the massacre, which was the worst in USA history.

People take cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard in Las Vegas, Oct. 1, 2017.

Lombardo also said he expected a final report on the shooting to be released before the end of 2018.

The coroner has the option of appealing the autopsies ruling to the Nevada Supreme Court.

"Given the magnitude of the incident, it is reasonable to believe multiple suspects and months of planning were involved in this premeditated massacre", said one search warrant request submitted to a judge nine days after the shooting stopped. He searched "do police use explosives" on September 15, 2017, as well as "SWAT Las Vegas".

Second person of interest emerges after judge unseals Las Vegas shooting records