Friend of Ohio shooter due in court for detention hearing

This undated file booking photo provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff shows Ethan Kollie. A charging document obtained by The Associated Press Monday says Kollie "indicated he purchased body armor and a firearm accessory for Connor Betts earlier this year." Betts opened fire in a popular entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, about a week ago, killing his sister and eight others. Officers shot Betts within 30 seconds, killing him just steps outside a crowded bar. (Montgomery County Sheriff via AP)

A longtime friend of the Dayton gunman is due in court after authorities accused him of buying the body armor and helping assemble the weapon used in last week's mass shooting

DAYTON, Ohio — A longtime friend of the Dayton gunman is due in court after authorities accused him of buying the body armor and helping assemble the weapon used in last week's mass shooting.

A judge scheduled a detention hearing for Ethan Kollie of Kettering in suburban Dayton on Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators say there's no evidence that Kollie knew what gunman Connor Betts had planned. But they say Kollie lied on a federal firearms form while buying a pistol not used in the shooting.

Kollie's attorney says Kollie was shocked that Betts carried out the shooting.

Authorities say they discovered that Kollie had lied on the form while investigating the Aug. 4 shooting in Dayton.

Police say Betts killed nine people within 30 seconds before officers shot and killed him.

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