Feds raid East Windsor shop where Nancy Lanza bought gun

An East Windsor gun store where one of the guns used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was purchased was raided by federal agents Thursday night, according to WFSB.

The shooter, Adam Lanza, had two pistols and an AR-15 Bushmaster rifle when he entered the Newtown school last Friday. Lanza’s mother, Nancy, had legally purchased all three guns. Lanza killed 20 children and six adults before taking his own life. He shot his mother in the Newtown home they shared before going to the school.

WFSB said the gun store, Riverview Gun Sales, is also where police said a man stole an assault weapon and planned to carry out an attack similar to the Sandy Hook shooting. Jordan March, 26, of South Windsor, can be seen on video stealing an AR-15 with a scope , a day after the shooting, according to WFSB.

Marsh was caught Saturday trying to steal a 50-caliber long gun from the same store, one day after the Newtown shooting, WFSB reported. The AR-15 was found in a duffel bag in a room at the Hartford Hilton.

Police told WFSB that Marsh allegedly stole 11 guns from the store, and the business was not aware of it until notified by detectives. The news station said there have been inventory issues at the gun store before, including in 2007 when police found more than 30 guns were missing from that store.

The store’s owner told WFSB that he is saddened a gun used in the massacre was bought at his store.

Tom Cleary