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Greenwood Village police said Wednesday that they investigated Matthew Murray in September, after someone voiced concerns about ammunition being mailed to a post office in Greenwood Village.The officer went to the UPS Store at 4950 South Yosemite St. on Sept. 13 and talked to the manager."The officer examined the package, and then verified that the owner of the P.O. Box, Matthew Murray, was not wanted by law enforcement. Based on the information obtained by the officer the investigation was concluded," Greenwood Village police said.The ammo was just one of several new details about Murray's firepower that police released Wednesday.He had three weapons on him when he entered the church, a fourth weapon was found in his vehicle, and a fifth at his home, police said.Murray had an assault rifle, a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun and a 9mm semiautomatic handgun when he entered the church. Investigators found an AK-47 assault rifle in his car and a .22-caliber Beretta handgun at his home.Murray purchased the weapons between Nov. 17 and Sept. 11, four in the Denver area and one in Colorado Springs, police spokesman Skip Arms said.Arms said 26 rounds had been fired from the Bushmaster assault rifle Murray had with him and one round from the Springfield 9mm.Arms said Jeanne Assam, the volunteer security guard at New Life Church who shot and wounded Murray, had a Beretta 9mm semiautomatic handgun and fired a total of 10 rounds.The weapons he had with him at New Life Church were:
- Bushmaster XM15 assault rifle, purchased on Jan. 9, 2007, at the Sportsman's Warehouse at 14140 E. Ellsworth in Aurora
- AK-47 assault rifle, purchased Nov. 17, 2006, at Robert's Firearms at 18498 E. Colfax in Aurora.
- Beretta 40-caliber semiautomatic handgun purchased on Jan. 4, 2007, at Sportsman's Warehouse at 555 N. Chelton Road in Colorado Springs.
- Springfield Armory 9mm semiautomatic handgun purchased on Sept. 11, 2007, at Dave's Guns at 1842 S. Parker Road in Denver