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General Incident Info

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Shooting suspect James Holmes booking photo.

Updated 7/24

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SHOOTING TIMELINE

12:05 a.m. MT, TDKR started to play at the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center, where throngs had gathered, some dressed as characters from the Batman sequel.

Holmes bought a ticket and went into the theater as part of the crowd. After the movie started, he left through an emergency exit and propped open the door. Then, he donned riot gear and re-entered the theater, tossed two gas canisters and began shooting into the crowd at about 12:38 a.m. MT

At 12:39 a.m. MT, hundreds began calling 911 to report the shooting.

A witness says it all happened during a shooting scene in the movie, leading moviegoers to believe it was some sort of stunt for the film.

The gunman slowly walked up and down the theater aisles, shooting at random people. There was no word of any motive.

12 people were killed and a total of 58 people were injured. Most of the victims were admitted with gunshot wounds, while some were being treated for shrapnel wounds. Eleven people were in critical condition as of Friday night, according to Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Law enforcement officials were on scene within a minute and a half of the incident. Twenty-five police officers first responded to the scene, eventually 200 officers were on the scene.

At about 12:45 a.m. MT, James Holmes was identified as the suspect and was arrested without incident near his car parked behind the theater. He was carrying three weapons, including a .223 caliber Smith & Wesson assault rifle equipped with a drum magazine, which can hold upwards of 100 rounds, a Remington 12 gauge shot gun, and a .40 Glock handgun. A fourth handgun was found in the vehicle.

At the time of his arrest, Holmes spoke of possible explosives in his home. Investigators evacuated his apartment complex and four other surrounding buildings at about 2 a.m. MT. Police say the apartment was booby-trapped and loaded with incendiaries and small improvised explosive devices.

At about 11:40 a.m. MT, two buildings at the medical center where Holmes worked were evacuated and the ventilation system was shut down. University of Colorado Medical Campus officials said police were conducting a walk-through of the buildings and there was no reason to be concerned.

At 12:22 p.m. MT, President Obama announced flags will be flown at half-staff at the White House and all public buildings through next Wednesday as a mark of respect for the victims of the Colorado shooting.


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INFO ABOUT JAMES HOLMES


The gunman was identified as 24-year-old James Holmes. He was arrested after the shooting near a white Hyundai parked just behind the theater.

Holmes was dressed all in black and was wearing a ballistic helmet, a gas mask, ballistic gloves, a bullet-resistant tactical vest and leggings, and throat and groin protection, according to police.

Holmes told authorities he was "The Joker" and may have had his hair painted red or orange, according to reports. (Confirmed)

Holmes is a PhD student who recently withdrew from his neuroscience studies at the University of Colorado. He grew up in San Diego and attended high school there before moving to the Inland Empire, where he graduated from UC Riverside in spring 2010 with a degree in neuroscience. Riverside officials say he had no history of arrest while he lived in the city from 2006 to 2010. He started at the University of Colorado in the fall of 2011 and took his last class in spring of 2012.

He took 100mg of Vicodin about two and half hours before the shooting

Holmes was carrying three weapons, including a .223 caliber Smith & Wesson assault rifle, which had a drum-style magazine with the capacity to hold upwards of 100 rounds, a Remington 12 gauge shot gun, and a .40 Glock handgun. A fourth handgun, another Glock pistol, was found in the vehicle.

Holmes had purchased the four guns at local shops and more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition on the Internet in the past 60 days, according to Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates. All the weapons and ammunition were purchased legally.

Holmes graduated from Westview High School in San Diego in 2006, and he played junior varsity soccer. A neighbor who attended high school with Holmes described him as very smart but didn't really stand out otherwise.

In 2010, Holmes graduated from UC Riverside with a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience. He was a distinguished student during his four years, according UCR Chancellor Timothy White, and was also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

University and Riverside police say Holmes had no record of run-ins with the law during his four years in Riverside.

Holmes enrolled in a neuroscience Ph.D. program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in June 2011. But he dropped out last month for unknown reasons.

A San Diego woman identifying herself as Holmes's mother told ABC News that she suspects her son is involved in the shooting. "You have the right person," she said, speaking on gut instinct. "I need to call the police. I need to fly out to Colorado." These words were deemed to have been twisted by reporters. Her response was to the question "Is this so and so, mother of James Holmes?"

Holmes' father Robert was seen leaving his home in the Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood in San Diego with bags packed. Reporters caught up with him at the airport, but he did not have any comment about the incident.

Holmes' family members issued a statement Friday saying their "hearts go out to those who were involved in this tragedy and to the families and friends of those involved" and that they are cooperating with authorities in San Diego and Aurora.


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VICTIM INFORMATION

Jessica Ghawi, 24


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Alex Sullivan, shown in this photo, has been confirmed dead, He was at the movie to celebrate his 27th birthday



Navy Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class John Larimer, 27


Alex Teves, 24



Micayla Medek, 23


AJ Boik, 18


Gordon Cowden, 51


Veronica Moser, 6


Matt McQuinn, 27


Rebecca Wingo, 32



Jon Blunk, 26



Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse Childress, 29



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Map of Aurora, specifically Century Theater

Map of susepct's apartment (17th & Aurora

Video link of patrons fleeing the theater, many in a state of shock. (graphic)

Another

Police scanner archive

Fire/EMS scanner audio


Obama adressing the nation following the events

Video of controlled detonation at alternate site

Video of controlled water explosive inside department

Link to over 50 photos of front pages from around the country

Video of Holmes at a science camp (he was a camp counselor) overlayed with FBI profiler

Video of his first court appearance. (Advisement Hearing)

All court documents made available online

Video tribute for the victimes




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PHOTO POST

Images of Holmes

















Tactical gear sold to Holmes








GRAPHIC



images from a victim


Images from inside his apt.




Images from crime scene(s)








For those that have asked, here is a map/layout of the theater



Controlled explosion





A row of hand made crosses atop a hill

Images from the prayer vigil












Broncos visit victims in area hospitals







Bale visiting victims (And now memorial site)











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News as of 7/23


James Holmes' Goofy Behavior Sign of Psychosis or Faking It, Expert Says

Was NOT medicated, according to this.


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Ryan Parker ?@ryanparkerdp Cameras being set up outside Holmes' unit.




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3 arrested in separate 'Dark Knight' incidents


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Dominic Garcia ?@DomCBS4 Caleb & Katie Medley's baby was born at 7:11 am. His name is Hugo:) Caleb is still recovering from gunshot wound to head. #theatershooting



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list of the cost of all weaponry we know of, and here it is:
.40 - ~$270 per 1000 bullets (he had 3000)
12ga - ~$450 for 300
.223 - ~$335 per 1000 bullets (he had 3k or 6k)
100 round drum - ~$130
5 packs of 30 round mags for MS15 - ~$70
A scope he bought for the MP15 - $169.99
Remington 870 - $319, $329 with cosmetic upgrade - $399 (at most)
2 Glocks - $579.99 each
M&P15 - $729-1299
Gear He is Confirmed to have ordered from TacticalGear.com - $307
Battle Dress Uniform - $70
Gas mask with filter - $209.50
Helmet - $140

The firearm prices are all from the places where he supposedly bought them.
Adding this all up, ~$6654.47. That's with 6k of .223.
I don't know where the $20,000 figure came from, but it is not true as calculated.

How could he afford it (SPECULATION, except for the grant)
Loans
Credit cards
Parent's money
Didn't pay for college, he got a grant
Received $26,000 stipend[/quote]




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Warner Brothers donating $1 million to shooting victims

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KDVR FOX31 Denver ?@KDVR #theatershooting Funds donated for Aurora shooting victims reaches nearly $2 million



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The Medical Center of Aurora received 18 patients from the movie theatre shooting tragedy and admitted seven patients. One patient was discharged Sunday; another was discharged Monday. Five patients remain in the hospital - two in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), one of whom is in critical condition. The other four are in fair condition.

Aurora Medical Center posts an update

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James Holmes Spitting At Correction Officers, Forcing Use of Spit Guard

LINK


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Future of theater unknown-Video Link

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James Holmes, the accused gunman in last Friday's midnight movie massacre in Colorado, mailed a notebook "full of details about how he was going to kill people" to a University of Colorado psychiatrist before the attack, but the parcel sat unopened in a mailroom for as long as a week before its discovery Monday, a law enforcement source told FoxNews.com Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/25/exclusive-movie-massacre-suspect-laid-out-plans-in-package-mailed-to/#ixzz21fVPO1Gp


LINK


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James Holmes' Prosecutors Say Notebook Story Can't Be Trusted

LINK

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Woman seriously injured in CO shooting miscarries


LINK

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CNN creates 3D recreation of the shooting
LINK

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142 Charges Filed Against Theater Shooting Suspect

LINK

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AURORA - The aunt of a woman who lost her 6-year-old daughter in the Aurora theater shooting and suffered a miscarriage says the mom is expected to be paralyzed for the rest of her life as a result of her injuries. MaryEllen Hansen says doctors still hope her niece, Ashley Moser, will have use of her arms.


LINK

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Aurora shooter unlikely to be charged with murder of victim’s unborn child


LINK

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The University of Colorado Denver psychiatrist seeing accused murderer James Eagan Holmes was so alarmed by his behavior that she notified the campus-wide threat-assessment team that she helped create years before, a source told The Denver Post.

LINK
(This is HUGELY important to note)


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CaptainsWafer
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Keep this updated.





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TigersSEC2010
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Will do my best.





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keep it updated, no conspiracy in here either





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14 are confirmed dead and 50+ are wounded including a 3 month old.

Dear God







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You should add that the suspect is in custody.





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Done.





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That overhead shot of his car. His car is right next to the exit. The son of a bitch must have been just sitting in his car waiting. It looks like a blood trail down the sidewalk from the exit...?

I posted this in the other thread. Anybody else see this?






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thanks alot dude





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CommunityCollegeFTW
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Thank you.

Tower 1 is on scene. Either they are in the apt, or will be within minutes.






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TIMELINE:

Reddit, I've been compiling a timeline for a while. Here it is. If you have ANY media or news whatsoever, please add it. Don't repost personal info from the scanners.

Denver resident here. Reddit, I'm doing my best to update this. Watch the [1] live stream.

ABSTRACT

Shooting at the UA/Regal Century Cinema: [2] map, [3] local police scanner.

Theater 9 (epicenter), Theater 8 (some hit), Theater 16 (people heard tear gas canisters)

ALL TIMES IN MDT, AM

1:27: "Bring as much crime scene tape as you can"

1:28: Aurora PD merging communications with Denver PD

1:35: Shooter wearing green camo pants

1:37: bomb squad is there, bringing in K-9 units. possible other bombs

1:40: 18 ambulances on scene

1:41: 9news story [4] posted.

1:42: "All ten people in the theater are black." Fatalities.

1:43: Report of a bomb going off in a theater.

1:45: Patients being transported to Denver Health

1:47: Command staff briefing. This is huge.

1:49: Car, Tennesee plates, Hyundai, license [redacted]. third to west, in front of doors. Possible bomb. Main entrances of mall covered. Bomb squad moving in.

1:53: Canine units coordinating at SE entrance between JC Penney's and the food court. May be a bomb in there. Theory that bombs may be in front of theater.

1:55: New evidence for shooters. That's plural. Theater 8, the shooter was seated. One more was outside, went into Theater 9. Coordinated attack. Two shooters. Open door discovered at mall. Suspicion of bomb in there.

1:56: One shooter at large, one in custody. From Facebook: Someone set off some little party poppers in our theatre, next thing I know someone runs in and said there was a shooting. We huddled down into the seats because people were outside the exit. I was fortunate enough to get home safely with my sister but a few friends are still stuck there.

1:57: Due to bombs, police relocating all units to S of Dillard's. Open door was in Macy's. Suspicions of bombs there.

2:01: Submitted to Reddit. Second device possibly found, setting up a "unified command"

2:06: On [5] /r/denver.

Comment from [6] ThePenguinist: My best friend was at this. She said it happened about 30-40 minutes into the midnight premiere. Someone burst through the door and started shooting tear gas and then a gun. The only reason they got out was because they hit the ground and went for the door on their bellies. OMFG.

2:04: MSNBC [7] tweets the story.

2:06: Secondary explosive device found in front of theater

2:08: Bringing K-9 unit to the command post.

2:14: Indian male found as witness. People (witnesses) moving to the food court entrance

2:18: Witnesses being transported to Gateway High School. There are 100 witnesses.

2:26: Story on MSNBC [8] here

2:28: Theatre 9 going to Gateway HS. Everyone else is triaged. No vehicles allowed to leave. Witnesses being photographs.

2:30: Water jugs being moved.

2:36: Called the [9] Denver Batman massacre by the Belfas Telegraph

2:42: "Possible older cop car-type seen fleeing the scene"

2:45: Which ambulances going where: 5 to Denver, 14 to University, 4 to Children's, 3 to Aurora South, 2 to Parker, 2 to Swedish

2:47: From 9News: 15 mins into movie, popping heard. People thought it was part of the movie. Saw material coming through the wall. Chaotic. Caused a scramble. Several injured people escorted into ambulances. Flow of ambulances slowed down, flow of police has not. SWAT teams there. Theater 9: Guy in body armor. "One of the largest scenes I've seen in my journalistic career."

2:52: Several police cars surrounding a vehicle. Possible explosive devices inside.

2:54: Tuned in to the 9News stream.

2:58: Newscast from Gateway HS. Witness is talking. People heard explosions and gunfire. No idea what happened. One shooter had a gas mask and was throwing tear gas.

2:59: Scanners report knife pulled on someone. WAY far away from theater. May be unrelated.

3:01: Someone reporting hand pain outside the theater.

3:02: Confirmed: At least 10 killed, 39 injured. Theaters 8 and 9 were sold out, and that's where the shooting took place. 9News confirms that one person is in custody.

3:02: Nothing found inside the mall so far. Dogs coming out.

3:06: Witness interview from earlier being replayed. Witness in Theater 9 was young woman. She described a man about 6' tall kicked through the door in a riot helmet and bulletproof vest. He was completely covered in all black, with goggles. After that, she and her boyfriend dropped to the floor. They got up, ran through the emergency exit. Shooter made his way up the stairs and started shooting people with the shotgun.

3:10: News is stalling until the police chief address.

3:15: Press conference: Gas released, gunman opened fire. Only know of one gunman. Police officers respond, find the gunman outside of the theater, carrying gas mask, rifle, handgun. One additional weapon found inside. 50 were hit. 14 confirmed dead.

3:15: elcooleric [10] comments from the shooting.

3:30: AR-15 was the gun potentially used. One shooter or two? Many questions and very few answers other than a new death toll after the press conference. Keep your thoughts with the victims and their families.







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I'm sure its been asked....but who in the frick brings a 3 month old to a midnight premiere?





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Ram Ramgopal
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Federal law enforcement source: #Theatershooting suspect used at least 3 guns: one rifle (AK type), 2 handguns. Also used tear gas






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its 12 confirmed dead not 14





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TIMELINE PART 2:

3:42: More testimonies. Babies and small girls shot. News anchors getting emotional. Reports that the suspect had explosives in his apartment, which is also being searched.

3:48: Another [11] /r/denver post from [12] WaterSnake: [13] here

3:49: More confirmation. 14 dead. 50 injured.

3:58: [14] damian001 finds a [15] video of the shooters aftermath. Warning, graphic contents. [16] mirrored

4:01: We beat 9News on the video. The video is extremely slightly graphic, and they aren't showing it with audio.

4:04: "No reason to believe there is a second gunman"

4:06: 10 died at the theater, 4 died at the hospital. 50 others had injuries.

4:13: 911 calls and police radio being played. They're talking about the tear gas.

4:30: 15 people confirmed dead. 9News may have been [17] was hoaxed.

4:35: President Barack Obama notified about the shooting.

4:36: [18] derphurr updates: a man was shot in Kia outside theater, police spotted man in gas mask (the suspect) in parking lot outside the back of the movie theater after the shooting, police found suspect by his car in the parking lot

4:37: Another witness interview. Person's friend shot, but not fatally. "All I can do is pray."

4:41: [19] nilicule [20] links the Denver 7News broadcast.

4:46: Children's hospital in Aurora treating six victims aged 6 to 31; Chik-fil-a is opening for officers that need restrooms/food

4:48: [21] mkyweriga: Officer reports Navy Petty Officer inquiring about a US Navy Sailor being killed in the incident. Officers are unaware of the identities of any of the victims at this time.

4:50: mkyweriga: Mall is cleared, floor cleaner released from police custody.

4:55: Just called 9News about this timeline. Today Show has cancelled their show. Michael Phelps sends his condolences.

5:04: White House releases a statement offering condolences: nilicule [22] here

5:10: Youngest patient at University hospital is 3 months old, according to a [23] tweet

5:15: I found a [24] Wikipedia page about the shootings.

5:16: nilicule: [25] Good Morning America reports at least 100 FBI agents are on scene in Aurora, Colorado.

5:17: hgmanifold: Car cleared by bomb squad, clearing backpacks.

5:19: [26] yelhsa87: [27] Video of police describing shootings.

5:25: nilicule: Eyewitness tells @todayshow that gunman was dressed in SWAT-like outfit, methodically shot people as they tried to exit room. Another walk-in victim at University (hgmanifold).

5:26: [28] Deus_Viator: Two eyewitnesses on 9News say that 2 gas canisters were thrown from separate locations in the theater. Maybe multiple gunmen? EDIT: I've been following this since 1:30 and it seemed like multiple gunmen around then. Take with a grain of salt. For now.

5:27: hgmanifold: Bomb squad is requesting a Ladder Truck and 30ft boom with "cherry picker"

5:28: Mitt Romney: 'Ann and I are deeply saddened by the news of the senseless violence that took the lives of 15 people in Colorado'






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About 10 minutes ago 9NEWS reported the number of confirmed dead has been revised to 12.





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An officer on scene said he believed it to be OC spray





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I'm sure its been asked....but who in the frick brings a 3 month old to a midnight premiere?


beside the point






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quote:

I'm sure its been asked....but who in the frick brings a 3 month old to a midnight premiere?
There are many questions you should have. This is not one of them.






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Kafka


Should I put that in the OP? I figured it was too long...






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