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Latest Details from Aurora

Local and state officials, along with local and federal law enforcement, held a press conference moments ago in Aurora. Here are some of the details disclosed:

  • The suspect is James Egan Holmes, resident of Aurora, DOB: 12/13/87

  • His only infraction on record with Aurora PD is a 2011 traffic summons

  • Holmes was arrest at the rear of the theater without incident.

  • Three weapons were found with Holmes inside his white Hyundai: an AR-15 assault rifle, a Remington 870 12-gauge shotgun, and a .40 caliber Glock pistol.

  • It is not known whether Holmes owned the weapons legally.

  • Holmes was fully body-armored, wearing a ballistic helmet, vest, and gloves, along with throat and groin protectors, and a gas mask.

  • He apparently set off two devices containing irritants.

  • Holmes apartment in Aurora is “booby-trapped”, apparently with a number of “incendiary and chemical” devices connected by “trip wires.”

  • The victim count stands at 71 shot, with 12 dead. Many of the wounded are described as in “critical” condition.

  • There are 100 FBI agents and 25 ATF agents on scene following leads.

  • Police responded to the Aurora theater within 90 seconds of receiving the first of “hundreds” of emergency calls. Holmes was arrested almost immediately.

  • Police are “confident” Holmes acted alone.


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