Federal authorities say they know who aided the Dayton gunman purchase the body armor and build the weapon used in last week’s mass shooting.
But authorities say there is no proof that Connor Betts’ longtime friend knew about what he’d planned.
The accusations came as prosecutors unsealed charges against Ethan Kollie of Kettering that accuse him of lying on a federal firearms form while purchasing a pistol not utilised in the shooting.
Kollie is to appear in federal court Wednesday on the charges. His lawyer says Kollie was shocked that Betts completed the shooting.
Police say they found that Kollie had lied on the form when exploring the Aug. 4 shooting at Dayton.
Police say Betts murdered nine people within 30 seconds before officers shot and killed him.