James Boulware, the man killed Saturday in Dallas after shooting up a police station, bought a customized “Zombie Apocalypse Assault Vehicle and Troop Transport” despite the fact his family said he did not have any money.

A van similar to the one used by Boulware was sold by Jenco Sales Inc. in Newnan, Georgia on eBay for $8,250.

Boulware traveled to Georgia last week to pick up the vehicle.

“He just got the van last week,” said Jim Boulware, the dead man’s father. “He went and took a bus to Georgia and picked it up.”

WFAA, an ABC News affiliate in Dallas, reported that Boulware’s family wanted him to get psychiatric help, but he did not have the money to pay for it. Boulware’s mother, Jeannine Hammond, said her son was mentally ill and “heard voices,” NBC 5 – KXAS in Forth Worth reported.

Authorities have yet to discuss how Boulware, a 35-year-old unemployed mechanic, was able to purchase the van and the weapons used in the attack.

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