BREAKING NEWS: First pic of GUNMAN who KILLED at least 12 people during Dark Knight movie premiere
(Gawker)Authorities have identified 24-year-old James Holmes as the man who entered a Colorado movie theater early Friday morning and opened fire on a crowded screening of The Dark Knight. That’s him above, in a photo from CU, where he was a student.
Aurora police apparently have Holmes in custody. His apartment is said be “booby-trapped” with explosives. Inside, according to anonymous source, police found “buckets of ammunition.” “We could be here for hours or we could be here for days,” Police Chief Dan Oates told KOAA. Below, two photos of the scene around Holmes’ apartment from Redditor quepasacontigo.
Holmes went to high school in San Diego, where his family still lives; he was studying for a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Colorado Denver but withdrew last month. His only interaction with the police until today was a speeding ticket.
An ABC News reporter appears to have been the person that informed Holmes’ mother:
The woman, contacted at her home in San Diego, spoke briefly with ABC News and immediately expressed concern her son may be involved in the shooting death of at least 12 people overnight.
“You have the right person,” she said, apparently speaking on gut instinct. “I need to call the police… I need to fly out to Colorado.”