Authorities have identified and captured 24-year-old James Holmes as the man who entered a Colorado movie theatre and started shooting at a crowd of people watching ‘The Dark Knight: Rises.’
According to sources, Holmes’ threw a smoke grenade during an action scene in the movie — and then began shooting. Witnesses claim Holmes’ was dressed similar to ‘Bane’, the main villain in movie.
Aurora police say that Holmes’ apartment was “booby-trapped” with explosives and contained “buckets of ammunition.”
An ABC news reporter managed to get a hold of Holmes’ mother and broke the news to her:
The woman, contacted at her home in San Diego, spoke briefly with ABC News and immediately expressed concern her son may be involved in the shooting death of at least 12 people overnight.
“You have the right person,” she said, apparently speaking on gut instinct. “I need to call the police… I need to fly out to Colorado.”
Holmes when to high school in San Diego and was currently studying neuroscience at the University of Colorado.