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Man who sold armor-piercing ammo to Vegas shooter arrested

An Arizona ammunition dealer named Douglas Haig was arrested Friday and charged in connection to a sale he made to Stephen Paddock, the shooter in the October attack in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and wounded about 500 more.

Haig is charged with selling armor-piercing bullets he did not have a license to manufacture. It is unknown whether Paddock actually used that ammunition, though two unfired armor-piercing bullets were found in the hotel room where he staged his attack.

Haig also sold Paddock 720 rounds of tracer ammunition, which lights up when fired so gun users can check their aim. He says Paddock described plans "to go out to the desert and put on a light show" with friends.

"I had no contribution to what Paddock did," Haig said at a press conference, expressing "revulsion, sickness, horror" at the attack. "At no time did I see anything suspicious or odd or any kind of a tell, anything that would set off an alarm," he added. An official confirmed to The Associated Press that investigators do not believe Haig had any idea of Paddock's intent.