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East Windsor gun store raided after man caught stealing rifle

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EAST WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

A gun store in East Windsor where at least one of the weapons used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was sold was raided Thursday night.

Adam Lanza had two pistols and the AR-15 when he entered Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday morning, and in just a matter of minutes, he fired multiple rounds, killing 20 children and six adults. Before the school shooting, he shot his mother four times.

Riverview Gun Sales is the same store where police believe a different man stole an assault weapon and was trying to carry out a similar attack.

In a video obtained by Eyewitness News, Jordan Marsh, 26, of South Windsor, can be seen stealing an AR-15 with a scope just four days earlier.

Marsh was caught stealing a 50-caliber long gun from the Riverview Gun Sales on Saturday. Police found the AR-15 in a duffel bag in a room at the Hartford Hilton that day.

"It's scary, I mean I got three kids," said Sharon Hodge of South Windsor, who spoke with Eyewitness News.

For the past two years, she has opened her home to Marsh, who is her boyfriend's son.

Marsh, who Hodge said suffers from schizophrenia as well as other mental issues, was off his medication when he was arrested Saturday.

"It's unbelievable," Hodge said after seeing the story on WFSB.

Police said Riverview Gun Sales had no idea the AR-15 Marsh stole was missing. Management at the store didn't know about 11 guns that Marsh had allegedly stolen last year until they were notified by detectives.

Inventory control issues at Riverview Gun Sales have occurred before. In 2007, state police raided a Somers home and found a bunch of stolen guns from the store.

"It was found that the same Riverview gun store was missing upwards of 30-plus guns," said East Windsor police Detective Matthew Carl.

The owner of Riverview Gun Sales repeated what he said Wednesday that he was saddened that a gun sold at the store was used in the Newtown massacre.

Eyewitness News had an opportunity to go in the store Thursday and discovered that the handguns are all in cases, but the long guns are on racks that anyone can walk up and grab one.

The ATF raided the store around 5 p.m., while the East Police Department blocked off the plaza. Federal officials were seen coming in and out of the store.

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