Tactical gear receipt connects suspected Colorado theater shooter James Holmes to a Chesterfield company.
Chesterfield, MO (KSDK) - A St. Louis-area business may have provided Aurora, Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes with some of the gear used in the deadly rampage.
The online business in question is called TacticalGear.com. Most of the company's business appears to be handled online, but it does have a location near the airport in Chesterfield.
NewsChannel 5 obtained a copy of the suspected shooter's receipt through CNN. Holmes ordered an assault vest, a triple pistol mag, a mag pouch and a knife. He spent over $300 on the items.
In a business park near the Chesterfield Airport, a NewsChannel 5 crew found a business listed as Cat-5.commerce. But if you go to their website, you'll learn they are associated with TacticaGear.com.
Cat-5.commerce is located on Edison Road in Chesterfield.
On their website, we found this statement: "an online retailer based in Chesterfield, MO, operating niche e-commerce destinations including hikingboots.com, tacticalgear.com, and gunholsters.com."
On TacticalGear.com, we found this, "we built this on-line store to serve members of the law enforcement and public safety communities...
"We supply the elite operator with cutting-edge tactical gear that is vital to every mission...
"We are honored to support the brave men and women of military and law enforcement who risk their lives each and every day in the line of duty."
The only people on-site Friday night were cleaning crews. NewsChannel 5 did try to reach some of the principals associated with the companies Cat5.commerce and TacticalGear.com, but we were unsuccessful.