Judge Cadish finally unsealed information regarding the Las Vegas Shooting. In this big reveal, we now have two persons of interests: Marilou Danley and Douglas Haig. The LVMPD is investigating their role and possible conspiracy with Stephen Paddock. So far Danely, the shooter’s girlfriend appears to not be suspected with any crimes, but the same has not been confirmed for Douglas Haig.
A judge on Tuesday unsealed nearly 300 pages of search warrant records, including one document that publicly identified for the first time an additional “person of interest” in the Oct. 1 massacre on the Las Vegas Strip.
“Until the investigation can rule otherwise, Marilou Danley and Douglas Haig have become persons of interest who may have conspired with Stephen Paddock to commit Murder with a Deadly Weapon,” according to the Metropolitan Police Department document, which was prepared in October.
Danley was Paddock’s girlfriend and initially was named as a person of interest in the investigation. Haig, whose name had not been previously released, could not be reached for immediate comment Tuesday.
During a Jan. 20 update on the shooting investigation, Lombardo noted that the FBI has an open investigation into an unnamed person of interest, though he repeatedly said Stephen Paddock was the only shooter.
Lombardo also said he did not anticipate Danley facing any criminal charges.
“I know and believe there was only one suspect who killed 58 people and injured hundreds more,” Lombardo said. “All the evidence recovered in this case supports that theory. There was one shooter in the 1 October massacre. There was only one person responsible, and that was Stephen Paddock.”
Paddock’s brother Eric Paddock said he does not know Haig.
Exclusive: New Las Vegas Shooting Person of Interest Douglas Haig Says He Never Knew ‘Wacko’ Stephen Paddock
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.
“They asked me a bunch of questions,” he told Newsweek in a telephone interview on October 4, “and after about 20 minutes they left. Haven’t heard from them since.” Newsweek did not publish his remarks at the time because authorities declined to publicly connect him to the case, and Haig threatened to take action against the publication if it did.
“I have to think that if it was really, really serious or there was something that they thought I did that was wrong, [the agents] would have been kicking my door down,” Haig said. He said he had “no link” to Paddock. “I didn’t even know who this guy was.”
Reached again by phone on Tuesday, Haig, an aerospace engineer who said he “used to sell ammunition reloading components,” referred questions to his attorney.
He said repeatedly that he did not know why agents had contacted him and that he had no ties that he knew of to Paddock. “It could have been a business card from a year ago, two years ago, who knows?” he said. “He might have had one of my cards and wrote something on the back of it that they found in his house.”
We finally got some of the information we deserved. Now we must use it wisely. But we also have too few answers thus far about the Las Vegas Shooting. The investigation appears to have very few answers for Douglas Haig to be caught up in things if he is indeed innocent. If he’s not, then we must wait for a case. We must not rush to conclusions. Irresponsible use of this information could ruin the man’s life and harm his family.
Furthermore, much of social media reaction has been all over his previous vocations. His past vocations specifically in ” selling ammunition reloading components” could be used to as fodder for gun control alarmist. Where on the contrary, that could be the only reason he’s a POI.
Until we know, we eagerly await more answers.