St. Louis (KSDK) - Officials with St. Louis-area business Cat-5.commerce confirm they provided Aurora, Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes with some of the gear used in the deadly rampage through online retailer TacticalGear.com.
Saturday, TacticalGear.com CEO Chad Weinman released a statement to NewsChannel 5:
"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."
Weinman also provided a copy of the suspected shooter's order for the items. Holmes ordered an assault vest, a triple pistol mag, a mag pouch and a knife. He spent over $300 on the items.
Cat-5.commerce is located on Edison Road in Chesterfield.
Here is a breakdown of the items Holmes purchased based on their website descriptions:
Black Hawk Urban Assault Vest
Made of heavy-duty nylon for maximum strength and durability
Adjustable for length and girth; up to 6" length, add'l 32" girth
Emergency cut away shoulder strap system and robust drag handle
Side release buckles for rapid wear
Two large internal zippered map pouches
Exterior Blackhawk Hydration reservoir pouch (reservoir not included)
Adjustable flap magazine pouches for tall or short magazines
Shoulder D-rings for accessory attachment
Radio pouch with cover flap and wire routing
Four M-16/M4 pouches hold eight magazines
Hook & loop strips for ID patch on front and back
Belt loops secure vest to any web belt (not included)
Black Hawk Omega Elite Triple Mag
Made of 1000 denier NyTaneon™ nylon lined with closed cell foam
IVS™ back panel for increased ventilation and added comfort
Adjustable Lid Design on most pouches to fully secure each device
Divider for silent and quick access
Triple pistol mag pouches are fully adjustable for tall or short mags and the cuff holds (2) sets of standard cuffs
Elastic rubberized leg straps for stability and comfort
Drainage grommets in the bottom of pouches
Slotted webbing; adjustable and removable belt hanger, non-slip leg straps, and belt loops allow for four different configurations
-Low ride drop leg with two leg straps
-High ride drop leg with one leg strap
-Alice clip configuration for attaching to a vest, pack, etc
Blackhawk Omega Elite M16 Mag Pouch
Carries two M-16 30 round mags
Made of 1000 denier NyTaneon™ nylon
Fully adjustable and removable leg straps
Slotted webbing for military A.L.I.C.E. clips
Belt loops for attaching directly to your belt for tactical high ride
Blackhawk 's® fully adjustable and removable Omega™ style belt hanger
Drainage grommets in each pouch
Non-slip leg straps
Wt: 11.3 oz.
IVS technology helps improve the structure of packs and rigs through stiffening of the back panel
Provides enhanced stability during movement as a result
Molded channels on the platform increase air flow between the equipment and your body
Blackhawk BeBlade length: 3.4"
Overall length: 7.85"
Blade material: AUS8A stainless steel
Blade: Satin finish
Handle: 420J stainless steel liners nested in textured G-10 scales
On Monday, July 23, TacticalGear.com released another statement on their website.