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#OrlandoShooting Updates: Killer “Omar Mateen” bought guns legally from a former NYPD cop


Omar Mateen

Omar Mateen, wearing an NYPD polo shirt before the attack Mateen was reportedly unable to buy all the equipment he wanted as CNN also reported he attempted to buy military-grade body armor at one shop but was declined.

Omar Mateen bought the guns used in the early morning massacre from a store owned by a former policeman. He purchased the weapons from St. Lucie Shooting Center in Florida, reported the Daily News Monday. Authorities said he bought an assault-style rifle and handgun within the last week.

The owner of the store, Ed Henson, declined to talk about any interaction with Mateen.

Omar Mateen

Omar Mateen, who was never himself a police officer. He did add: “No comment. But my prayers and thoughts are with the families and victims. “It’s a horrible and terrible act.”

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