Colorado shooting suspect bought gear from Chesterfield business

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by Kaitlin Riordan / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on July 21, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 23 at 10:27 AM

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- The suspect in the deadly Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting bought some items believed to be used in the crime from a business in Chesterfield.

TacticalGear.com is the company that sold 4 items, including a Blackhawk Urban assault vest, a Blackhawk Omega Elite triple pistol magazine, a Blackhawk Omega Elite M16 magazine pouch, and a Blackhawk Be-Wharned Knife  to James Holmes. All of these items cost just over $300 after shipping costs.

TacticalGear.com is located on Edison Avenue in Chesterfield, Missouri. On the website, they describe themselves as a "superstore" for tactical gear and they built the online store to "serve members of the law enforcement and public safety community." 

Holmes ordered all of these items on July 2,  just 18 days before the shooting took place. None of the items he purchased are illegal to own.

Chad Weinman, CEO of TacticalGear.com, released a statement on the shooting Saturday.

"Everyone at TacticalGear.com is shocked and appalled that the alleged shooter purchased tactical gear from us for use in this horrific attack. We process thousands of orders a day which include this type of equipment. We primarily serve members of the armed services and law enforcement professionals. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families."

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