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Friend of Dayton Shooter Charged With Lying on Firearms Form

Friend of Dayton Shooter Charged With Lying on Firearms Form

A 24-year-old man who purchased body armour and rifle parts for the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, has been arrested on firearms charges, officials said Monday. Officers shot Betts within 30 seconds, killing him just steps outside a crowded bar.

The FBI said last week that the slain suspect, 24-year-old Connor Betts, had a history of violent obsessions and had mused about committing mass murder before his rampage in Dayton's historic downtown.

They say Mr. Kollie expressed a fondness for guns and admitted he bought some of the materials used by Betts. Kollie also told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents he smokes marijuana every day and has done so since he was 14, and that he uses psychedelic mushrooms he grows in his residence, Glassman said. Agents interviewing Kollie at his apartment said they smelled marijuana and saw a bong and the Draco pistol in plain sight.

Prosecutors are accusing Kollie of lying about not using marijuana on federal firearms forms in the purchase of a pistol that was not used in the shooting. Approximately six to eight weeks ago, Kollie obtained the drum magazine.

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Federal investigators spoke to him again on August 8, and "Kollie indicated he and Betts had done 'hard drugs, ' marijuana and acid together four to five times a week during 2014 to 2015", reads the statement.

"During that first interview, Kollie allegedly told agents that he likes guns and now owns a handgun and a micro Draco pistol", reads the statement.

Kollie faces 15 years in prison if convicted.

When agents returned with a search warrant, they said Kollie was carrying the.38 and what they believed was a small amount of marijuana. He was also charged with possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance, according to court documents. More than 30 others were injured, including 14 with gunshot wounds.