The Justice Department says Ethan Kollie, a friend of the Dayton mass shooter, Connor Betts, has been charged with lying on federal firearms forms.
Officials say Kollie bought Betts the body armor, the AR-15 accessory and a 100 round drum magazine in May and hid everything in his apartment so that his family couldn’t find out.
Betts opened fire in the Oregon District on August 4, killing nine people before police shot and killed him.
Federal officials say Kollie helped Betts assemble a 100 round double drum magazine in the weeks before the shooting.
The FBI says Kollie told him he had taken hard drugs with Betts four or five times weekly for a number of years and smoked marijuana almost daily.
The FBI says Kollie indicated on an ATF form that he did not use any narcotic drugs, which means he lied on federal firearms forms to obtain a weapon.
Kollie now faces federal charges and fifteen years in prison.
However police say there’s no indication Kollie knew he was assisting Betts in the mass shooting.
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