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, 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.”