Twelve people were killed and nearly 60 more were injured when police said 24-year-old James Holmes, dressed in body armor and armed with an assault rifle, a shotgun and handguns, walked into a theater in Aurora, Colo. and opened fire on Friday.
Looking dazed with his hair dyed red, James Holmes, the man accused of opening fire inside a Colorado moving theater during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises,” made his first court appearance on Monday.
He thinks that he’s acting in a movie. That’s how one Colorado jail employee described massacre suspect James Holmes, who is currently in solitary confinement.
For Alex Sullivan, who has relatives in Rochester, NY, it was to be a weekend of fun: He planned to ring in his 27th birthday with friends at a special midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” and then celebrate his first wedding anniversary on Sunday.
At roughly 12:45 p.m., a loud blast was heard in the area, and the Aurora Police Department said that the detonation was successful at Holmes’ apartment.
Moviegoers in New York City were deeply saddened but unfazed by the news of the mass shooting at a Colorado theater, as they turned out by the thousands to see the premiere of the latest Batman film.
On AdultFriendFinder.com, the man believed to be Holmes foreshadowed the fact that he may commit crimes. He allegedly wrote such comments as “Will you visit me in prison?” the New York Post reported.
More than 1,700 miles separate the Tri-State Area from Aurora, Colorado, but there are zero degrees of separation for at least two families.
“Whoever is going to be President of the United States starting next January 1st – what are they going to do about guns?” Bloomberg asked.
Country music artists react to the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting via Twitter with compassion, anger and sadness.