Aurora Shooter in Custody + His Identity Released [UPDATES]
[UPDATE 13:45 p.m.] The town of Aurora, CO, is planning prayer vigils for tonight.
[UPDATE 13:15 p.m.] We now have an audio clip from the police scanner from the Aurora shooting. Listen here!
[UPDATE 13:00 p.m.] The Aurora police and the FBI released an updated number of the victims – 12 dead and 71 wounded.
BREAKING NEWS: First Photo of James Holmes now released.
[UPDATE 11:05 am] According to reports James Holmes might of reenacted scenes from 1986 comic book ‘Batman, the Dark Knight Returns.’
[UPDATE 11:00 am] James Holmes was not a member of the military, but among his victims are several members of the military – the Pentagon confirmed. However, it’s not clear yet if these men have been killed or wounded.
[UPDATE 10:50 am] The Holmes family just issued a statement addressing the Aurora massacre! Read what they said.Holmes statement: ‘Our hearts go out to those who were involved in this tragedy. We ask that the media respect our privacy at this difficult time. We are still trying to process this information and appreciate that people respect our privacy.’
[UPDATE 10:40 am] Holmes dropped from medical school last month. He was enrolled at the the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, the school spokesperson didn’t say why Holmes withdrew. He is currently being questioned by the FBI.
[UPDATE 10:10 am] James Holmes was born in California, the San Diego area. On his apartment application he described himself as ‘student who is quiet and easy going.’ The cops are still at his apartment complex and will be there for days. They have evacuated at least five buildings.
At the last night’s showing of ‘The Batman the Dark Knight Rises’ premiere a white male opened gun fire at a local Aurora, Co. movie theater killing 12 people and injuring additional 50. Who is the man behind this massacre?
The murder was captured by the police in the parking lot hiding behind a car. The police said the killer didn’t fight and surrendered. He was wearing all black, a bulletproof vest, he had a knife, gun, and a rifle.
Minutes ago the police released his name – James Holmes, 24. Holmes admitted to the officers that he had explosives in his home that prompted the police to evacuate the apartment building where he lived.
A woman who identified herself as Holmes’ mother had some time on her hands this morning to enjoy her 5 minutes of fame by giving an exclusive interview to ABC News.
“You have the right person,” she said. “I need to call the police,” she added. “I need to fly out to Colorado,” as reported by ABC News.
Allegedly she was awaken by a call from the cops in the middle of the night unaware of what her son had done.
President Obama and Michelle Obama released a statement regarding the tragedy:
‘Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado. Federal and local law enforcement are still responding, and my Administration will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora in this extraordinarily difficult time. We are committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded. As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family. All of us must have the people of Aurora in our thoughts and prayers as they confront the loss of family, friends, and neighbors, and we must stand together with them in the challenging hours and days to come.’
This story is still developing – keep checking our post as we update it throughout the day.