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Mesa man who sold ammo to Vegas shooter has been charged

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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An Arizona man who sold ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has been charged with manufacturing armor-piercing bullets.

A complaint says unfired armor-piercing bullets found inside the Las Vegas hotel room where the attack was launched on Oct. 1 contained the fingerprints of ammunition dealer Douglas Haig of Arizona.

[READ MORE: Mesa ammo dealer to comment on experience with Las Vegas gunman]

The complaint filed Friday in federal court in Phoenix says Haig didn't have a license to manufacture armor-piercing ammunition.

He was charged shortly before holding a news conference Friday. He said he noticed nothing suspicious when he sold 720 rounds of ammunition to Stephen Paddock in the weeks before the attack that killed 58 people.

[READ MORE: Mesa ammo dealer talks about interaction with Vegas shooter]

Haig is a 55-year-old aerospace engineer who sold ammunition as a hobby for about 25 years.

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