Authorities: Gun used in SIBA shooting was stolen

Authorities: Gun used in SIBA shooting was stolen

Authorities: Gun used in SIBA shooting was stolen

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 21 at 1:09 PM

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Authorities say the gun used in a school shooting in downtown St. Louis on January 15th was reported stolen in 2011.

Police say part-time student Sean Johnson, 34, walked into the Stevens Institute of Business and Art and shot financial aid director Greg Elsenrath before turning the gun on himself. Johnson has been charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of firearm and possession of a defaced firearm.

Authorities said the gun was a Kel-Tec PF9 9mm. A trace by officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revealed that the gun had a history.

The gun was purchased at a gun company in St. Ann, Missouri on March 2, 2011, by an individual who lives in St. John with no criminal history. The individual who purchased the gun was the victim of a burglary in November, 2011 wherein four firearms were reported stolen.

The firearm used in the SIBA shooting was the second of the four stolen firearms from St. John to be recovered in St. Louis City. The first was recovered in June of 2012.

Elsenrath is expected to make a full recovery. Johnson’s prognosis is unknown.

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