CHESTERFIELD, Mo. --- An online business based in eastern Missouri called tacticalgear.com says it has a receipt matching James Holmes' name and his address in Colorado. The receipt shows that Holmes bought several items, including an urban assault vest, triple pistol magazine, and a silver knife.
"We were all shocked and appalled that he would have used our gear for those purposes," said Cat 5 C.O.O. Andrew Hoefener. "It was a startling discovery to say the least, especially the recency." The company issued a statement saying its thoughts and prayers were with the victims and their families.
A look at the site shows a corporate address at a business park in St. Louis County and a link to Cat 5 Commerce which says it is a privately owned internet retail company.
Tacticalgear.com's CEO says it sells to military and police personnel, as well as weekend warriors. Holmes spent about $300 on his purchases from the business.