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Dayton shooter hid gun, ammo from parents, new documents allege

The Oregon District gunman had a friend purchase the body armor, weapons parts and a 100-drum magazine he used in the massacre so his parents wouldn’t know he had them, federal authorities alleged in a complaint first obtained by the Dayton Daily News.

The friend, Ethan Kollie, told authorities he stored the purchases at his Kettering apartment, and about 10 weeks ago helped shooter Connor Betts assemble the weapon used in the Aug. 4 massacre, the complaint says.

Kollie, 24, was arrested Friday evening in Beavercreek on suspicion of a firearms violation unrelated to the Oregon District shooting, according to the complaint and jail records. Kollie, whose concealed carry permit was confiscated by authorities, faces as many as 15 years in federal prison if convicted of the pair of offenses.

Dayton Daily News

13th August 2019

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