He has been described by his neighbours as a loner– and as it turns out, a deadly one at that. Though his sickening motives are still yet unclear, what is now known about James Holmes, 24, is that he is a medical school dropout.
Holmes was studying a PHD in neurosciences at the University of Colorado School of Medicine but dropped out just last month.
Now, new details are emerging as to just what Holmes said when he was arrested.
“He said he was the Joker, enemy of Batman,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said, adding that the madman had also painted his hair red.
Federal law enforcement sources told ABC News that Holmes bought a ticket to the movie, slipped out of the theater once it began and propped open the emergency exit before gathering his weapons and gear and coming back into the theater. Once inside, he opened fire.
Moviegoer Christopher Ramos today recalled the real-life horror of the midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” in Aurora, Colo., as a gunman decked in riot gear set off smoke bombs and opened fire on the unsuspecting audience.
“People were running everywhere, running on top of me, like kicking me, jumping over me. And there were bodies on the ground,” Ramos said. “I froze up. I was scared. I honestly thought I was going to die.”
“The image in our heads is stuck in there. I still have the ticket right here and honestly, I’m never going to forget this night at all. Because it was the first time I saw something that was real. Like a real-life nightmare that was there, not dreaming of,” Ramos told ABC News today.
This makes out stomachs turn….such a horrendous, sick crime, and the shooting is one of the worst in U. S history. If ever there was another reason to reform gun control, then certainly this would be it!