Arizona man who sold ammo to Las Vegas gunman pleads guilty

Douglas Haig admitted he made ammunition without a license and sold it to the gunman in the 2017 Las Vegas massacre.
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Douglas Haig, left, and his attorney Marc Victor leave the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse on Tuesday. Elizabeth Page Brumley / Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP

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By Pete Williams

An Arizona man who sold ammunition to the gunman who carried out the mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017 pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Douglas Haig, 57, of Mesa, Arizona, admitted he made ammunition without a license. Haig came under investigation when armor-piercing bullets found inside Stephen Paddock's hotel room had Haig's fingerprints on them.

Haig has admitted selling 720 rounds of tracer ammunition to the shooter in the weeks before the massacre that killed 58 people. Haig's guilty plea involves the illegal manufacture of armor-piercing rounds.

Prosecutors said Haig operated a business, Specialized Military Ammunition, out of a workshop located at his home, advertised on a website, and sold ammunition at gun shows.

He'll be sentenced Feb. 19. The maximum is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.