UPDATE: The suspect in the killing of 12 people at a Colorado screening of the new Batman movie had colored his hair red and told police he was "the Joker," according to a federal law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation. Police say James Holmes, 24, was dressed in protective gear and set off two devices of some kind before firing from an AR-15 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and at least one of two handguns recovered. A source said Holmes carried a magazine capable of holding more than 100 rounds and that his guns were purchased legally in the past six months.
Detective Shavedlongcock Prediction: Several police agencies were called before this shooting and giving information about this nut job and NOTHING AT ALL WAS DONE ABOUT IT.
These press conferences are sickening.... Elected and Appointed Officials all thanking each other for their 5 minutes of fame at the cost of 12 lives and 59 shot. All on stage shaking hands and thanking each other but not one did anything to stop this theater shooting.
Colorado Mass Killer James Holmes is a
REGISTERED DEMOCRAT VOTER and a HOMOSEXUALPhoto of Colorado shooting subject James Holmes
Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes was in the process from withdrawing from a doctorate program in neuroscience at the University of Colorado-Denver, according to university spokesman Dan Myers. Holmes began the program last year.
This photo, obtained by Reuters, reportedly shows the 24-year-old Holmes. Aurora Police chief Dan Oates said Holmes' apartment is booby trapped with a "sophisticated" maze of flammable devices. It could take hours or days for authorities to disarm it. Five nearby buildings have been evacuated. Oates said Holmes had no criminal record in the state.
Holmes' family, who live in San Diego, released a statement expressing their sadness for the victims and asking for privacy. Holmes is suspected of walking into an Aurora theater's midnight showing of "Dark Knight Rises" wearing a gas mask and bullet proof vest and shooting at least 50 people. Twelve are reported dead.