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Man charged over armor-piercing bullet sale to Las Vegas gunman

LOS ANGELES — An Arizona man accused of selling armor-piercing bullets to a Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people was charged on Friday with conspiracy to manufacture and sell such ammunition without a license, federal prosecutors in Nevada said.

Douglas Haig, 55, of Mesa, Arizona, became the first person arrested and charged in connection with the Oct. 1 massacre, which ranks as the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The gunman, Stephen Paddock, who strafed a crowd of concert-goers from his high-rise hotel suite, killed himself as police closed in on his room.

(This version of the story corrects suspect’s name to Douglas Haig, not Hail)

(Writing and reporting by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Additional reporting by Keith Coffman in Denver; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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