An Arizona man was named a "person of interest" in court documents related to the Las Vegas shooting that took place October 1, 2017, leaving at least 58 people dead and hundreds injured.
Douglas Haig, who was questioned by federal agents just hours after the mass shooting, describes his first encounter with Stephen Paddock. Mr. Haig didn't return email and voice-mail messages on Tuesday.
The name of Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, was not redacted from documents released Tuesday in response to a public records lawsuit filed by media companies including AP and the Review-Journal.
Originally, police stated that an unnamed person could face charges in the mass shooting that killed 58 people and injured over 800 more on the Las Vegas Strip. They were told that another hotel employee, Stephen Schuck, said shots were fired at him in the hallway right after Campos was shot and CBS News reported that Schuck immediately radioed "hotel dispatchers to call police", telling the dispatcher, "a gunman had opened fire with a rifle inside" the hotel.
According to the Washington Post, Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish confirmed that Haig's name was meant to be redacted from the unsealed documents released to reporters on Tuesday, but that a clerical error allowed his name to be released.
When contacted by phone Tuesday about the newly released name, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said only, "If you've got it, publish it".
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The other person of interest was Marilou Danley, Paddock's girlfriend.
Haig anxious that any public accounts linking him to Paddock could cause him harm. Police also found five suitcases, five rifle cases, binoculars, a spotter scope, portable solar generator and 1,050 empty bullet casings. Authorities have since said they don't plan to bring charges against Danley. She noted that there is still an ongoing investigation regarding one other individual connected with the shooting.
The police report characterized the 64-year-old Paddock - a retired accountant who amassed a millionaire's fortune - as a high-stakes video poker player on a losing streak who was obsessed with cleanliness.
Separately, Judge Timothy Williams ruled that the Clark County coroner should release autopsy records of the shooter and the 58 people killed by gunfire, with victims' names blacked out. But Paddock's autopsy report was not final and would not be released until it is, the coroner said.
Coroner John Fudenberg stated that the records were private.
Authorities have said that a motive for the worst mass killing in modern US history has not been determined, but have maintained that he acted alone.
"The court correctly recognized the presumption of public access to records, even when a mass tragedy occurs", Review-Journal attorney Maggie McLetchie said.