James Holmes is the 24-year-old suspected gunman who killed 12 people and wounded 38 others early Friday morning as moviegoers were attending the premiere of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.
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Here is the most current information we have on suspected shooter James Holmes:
-Holmes was born on December 12, 1987
-Holmes graduated from Westview High School in Rancho Penasquitos in 2006.
-Holmes is a native of San Diego and moved to Aurora, CO to pursue his PhD in neuroscience.
-The University of California, Riverside can confirm that a person by the name of James Holmes graduated from UCR with a BS in neuroscience in the Spring of 2010. His last known address was in San Diego.
-Holmes was on the road to getting a PhD in neuroscience at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine in Denver. He began his studies in the fall of 2011, but dropped out last month.
-Holmes had one traffic summons for speeding in October 2011
-Holmes allegedly wore what appeared to be a bulletproof vest and riot-type mask as he opened fire in the Century Aurora 16 movie theater with three weapons.
-Holmes used at least four guns – an “AK type” rifle, a shotgun and two handguns – according to a federal law enforcement official. The official also said that he used tear gas.
-Holmes reportedly dressed up as Batman’s arch-villain “The Joker” at the time of the shocking attack. He had his hair painted red, he said he was ‘The Joker,’.
-Holmes wore a helmet, vest, leggings, throat protector and groin protector when he allegdely carried out the shooting.
-According to neighbor who lives in Holmes building, he was someone “nobody knew,” seemed “reclusive” and not the type to say ‘hi’ in the hall.
-Holmes is currently in police custody, and the FBI says there is no indication the attack is tied to any terrorist groups.
-Holmes was arrested with 3 weapons Ar-15, Remington 870 shot gun and 40 caliber Glock handgun.
-Law enforcement officials said that the weapons were bought from local stores of two national chains, Gander Mountain Guns and Bass Pro Shop in May.
-Upon searching Holmes’ apartment, police found that the residence was “booby-trapped,” and police saw what looked like “buckets of extra ammunition” and some kind of chemical inside his home.
Holmes has since been placed under arrest and remains in police custody. He is scheduled to appear in a Colorado courtroom on Monday, although no formal charges have been filed.