LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – James Holmes Aurora photos have now been released to news following the Colorado shooting today 2012. While a possible Facebook or Twitter account for James Holmes has not yet been determined by police, officials tell news that Holmes moved to the Aurora area only recently, after growing up in San Diego, California. Holmes was a student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver until June of this year. His car, however, had Tennessee license plates.
Officials across California and Colorado briefed news this morning about what they have learned concerning James Holmes. Holmes was not a native of Colorado but grew up in Southern California. He went to high school at Westview in Carmel Valley, officials tell news.
He was reportedly thereafter moved to the Aurora are in fall 2011 to attend University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. He was pursuing a PhD in neuroscience. But weeks ago, something changed.
Unexplained tensions have reportedly surfaced in Holmes’ life, but those details are still unexplained. In June, Holmes dropped out of University of Colorado-Denver. When police went to his parents’ home in San Diego, police reportedly “escorted” Holmes’ father from the home while Holmes’ mother remained inside.
Lt. Andra Brown of the San Diego Police Department told news that the only reason for police around Holmes’ family address is to “make sure the privacy of the family is still respected.”
But residents who live near James Holmes in Colorado called his behavior peculiar. Some said that, when greeted on the street, he wouldn’t reply to another person’s “hello”. One resident told the Denver Post that James Holmes was a recluse and that “no one knew him, no one”. Holmes reportedly was part of the Graduate Neuro Science Program at CU Anschutz Medical Campus, officials tell news.
Yet, Holmes described himself in university application documents as a “quiet and easy-going medical student”. But when police went to see his home today, they found it filled with explosives, a poster of Will Ferrell in Anchorman, and a song on continuous replay. Police say the explosive inside his apartment were “very sophisticated”.
When Holmes arrived at the Century 16 movie theater before midnight today, he was dressed already with a gas mask and a bullet proof vest. When police responded to the theater, they couldn’t enter because of the nature of the gas that Holmes had dispersed.
Police still don’t know why Holmes was driving a Tennessee licensed plated vehicle. Holmes, himself, had no prior criminal record. But he allegedly plotted his attack, meticulously, police claim.
He arrived at the theatre during the late night showing of the new Batman film, the Dark Knight Rises. He plotted an entrance through a back door emergency exit. He entered in a pseudo costume. And he blasted a smoke bomb into the space to prompt confusion, to choke patrons, and obscure their visibility when fleeing. He then opened fire, on children, families, even military personnel. Two Air Force reservists, and one Navy service member were wounded during the shooting. Officials believe the death toll is currently at twelve individuals with thirty-eight persons injured. For continuing coverage, click HERE.