Shooter in Colorado rampage legally purchased guns

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Posted: Nov 05, 2015 1:08 PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man who killed three people during a rampage in Colorado Springs was armed with three guns he purchased legally six years earlier.

The El Paso County sheriff's office said Thursday that 33-year-old Noah Harpham had an AR-15 rifle, a 9 mm pistol and a .357 revolver when officers fatally shot him Saturday. Witnesses said he used the rifle to kill a bicyclist and two women who were on the porch of a sober living home before dying in a gunbattle with police.

The sheriff's office says Harpham bought the guns in 2009, as he had no criminal record preventing him from purchasing them. A motive for the killings remains unknown.

Harpham gave no indication that he was planning violence in a one-minute online video posted two days before the shooting.