Las Vegas Shooting

Who is Douglas Haig? Unsealed Las Vegas shooting documents reveal additional persons of interest

Newly unsealed warrants say that Haig may have conspired with Stephen Paddock

UPDATE:

Douglas Haig has said he has no ties to the October 1 Las Vegas shooting or Stephen Paddock; judge ordered his name redacted from unsealed documents.

Read more: Las Vegas shooting person of interest Douglas Haig says he has no ties to ‘wacko’ Stephen Paddock

ORIGINAL STORY:

On Tuesday, a Nevada judge ordered over 300 pages of warrants connected to the Las Vegas shooting investigation to be unsealed — and the records revealed the name of someone besides Stephen Paddock police consider a person of interest.

On October 1, Paddock opened fire on crowd of concertgoers attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival, killing 58 people before shooting himself to death in his suite at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas strip.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal, one of several news outlets that collectively sued for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department warrant records, reports that gunman Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend Marilou Danley and someone by the name of Douglas Haig were both considered persons of interest.

“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,” the document reportedly read. The newspaper reports that the document was dated in October but did not specify which date.

Rachel Crosby, a reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, posted on Twitter that she contacted LVMPD Sheriff Joseph Lombardo about the inclusion of Douglas Haig, a name that has not come up in reporting about the shooting investigation thus far. Lombardo has insisted since very early in the investigation that Stephen Paddock acted alone.

According to Crosby, Lombardo said, “If you’ve got it, publish it” when asked about the name. He said he could not comment further about the ongoing federal investigation.

In his most recent press conference earlier this month, Lombardo said that Marilou Danley had been cooperating with the investigation and would not be facing any charges. He also said that authorities had been investigating an additional person of interest but did not indicate how this person was connected to the investigation.

On Tuesday, Rachel Crosby noted in a tweet that the new information is not directly connected to the Las Vegas shooting itself, and that it does not mean that the person of interest is suspected of participating in the October 1 massacre. Still, many questions remain unanswered.

CrimeOnline will provide updates as more information becomes available.

 

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