With 12 dead and 58 wounded, the july 20th shooting at the cinemark century 16 theater in aurora, colorado was sure to result in a lawsuit. She worked as a sportswriter and aspiring sportscaster at a sports radio station, the fan 104. Colorado theater shooter carried 4 guns, all obtained legally. Suspected colorado movie theater gunman james holmes purchased four guns at local shops and more than 6000 rounds of ammunition on. Related shooting suspect bought guns, ammo legally but magazine was banned under old laws. A look back at the aurora, colorado, movie theater shooting 5. Jul 20, 2012 what you need to know about the batman theater shooting updates at least 12 people were killed in a shooting at a midnight showing of the dark knight rises in aurora, colorado. Colorado movie theater shooting laser recreation shows paths of james holmes bullets a crisscross of lasers detailed james holmes mid movie gun rampage, showing how the killer put 235 holes in.
But advocates on both sides of the issue expect that public shock and outrage over the killing of 12 people at an aurora, colorado movie theater will do little to shift momentum in statehouses and on capitol hill toward harsher restrictions on firearms. Suspect bought 4 guns, 6,000 rounds of ammunition in past 60 days abc news more the suspected lonewolf shooter of the batman movie theater massacre in aurora, colo. Suspected colorado movie theater gunman james holmes purchased four guns at local shops and more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition on the internet in the past 60 days, aurora police chief dan oates. What you need to know about the batman theater shooting. Nearly six months after a bloody rampage in a colorado movie theater left 12 people dead, prosecutors will go to court monday jan. Jul 24, 2012 the weapons used by the man accused of killing 12 people in a colorado movie theater are among the most popular guns available in the multibilliondollar american firearms market. Should the colorado theater shooting spur more gun control. Sep 10, 2015 the hundreds of photos include images of the three guns holmes used in the 20 july 2012, shooting and his car, where he dressed headtotoe in body armor before slipping into the packed movie theater. Jul 23, 2012 the nations latest mass shooting has revived debate over its patchwork of gun laws.
He had with him three guns a ar15 military style semi. Powerful photos released from aurora theater shooting cbs news. A look back at the aurora, colorado, movie theater. The officers found several firearms in the theater and inside the shooters car, including another glock 22 handgun. Read cnns colorado theater shooting fast facts to learn more about the aurora, colorado, tragedy and the trial of james holmes. Cinemark drops request for legal fees from colorado movie. Guns sales have spiked in colorado, days after a shooting rampage in movie theater left 12 dead and 58 injured. He killed 12 people and injured dozens at a premiere of. But as the colorado movie theater shooting shows, enforcement isnt always possible. While gun control advocates have effectively taken up their own arms against the second amendment in the wake of the movie theater attack. Jul 20, 2012 a fatal shooting at a movie theater in colorado raises questions about tighter gun control laws. Cnn here is a look at the july 20, 2012, movie theater shooting in aurora, colorado. The gunman wielded a rifle with a 100round magazine. Sep 11, 2012 in colorado, individuals with permits can carry concealed handgun in most malls, stores, movie theaters, and restaurants.
On may 22, 2012, holmes purchased a glock 22 pistol at a gander mountain shop in aurora. Colorado theater shooter carried 4 guns, all obtained. Holmes defense attorneys stated in a motion that he was a psychiatric patient of the medical director of. Aurora shooting victims voice concerns over joker in emotional.
Colorado theater shooting suspect james holmes to enter. Feb 07, 2014 cnns martin savidge reports on highly anticipated surveillance video that captures a shooting in a movie theater. Jul 25, 2012 guns sales have spiked in colorado, days after a shooting rampage in movie theater left 12 dead and 58 injured. Sullivan is convinced that if colorados ban on highcapacity magazines had been in effect, his son alex may have had a chance. State statutes, local ordinances, and a private business policies all aim to answer that question. After a movie theater shooting that left at least 12 dead and 58 wounded, witnesses described a scene of claustrophobia, panic and blood. Cinemark dropped its request tuesday for the surviving victims of a mass shooting at one of its movie theaters in aurora, colorado, to pay back legal fees the company incurred while defending. At least 12 dead, 59 injured in colorado theater shooting.
Aurora, colorado, movie theater shooting twelve people were killed and 58 injured in a mass shooting at an aurora movie theater during the early morning hours of friday, july 20, 2012. Movie theater shooting video played in court youtube. Jul 21, 2012 denver mayor michael hancock is a member of a coalition called mayors against illegal guns, but when he issued a statement expressing shock and horror on friday after a mass shooting at a colorado. On this day in 2012, gunman james holmes started a mass shooting at a movie theater in aurora, a denver suburb, killing 12 peoplethe youngest a 6yearold girland injuring at least 70 others. A trove of evidence photos have been newly released by the colorado district attorneys office september 2015, taken after the 2012 theater shooting in aurora, colorado after james holmes killed. By teresa welsh, staff writer july 20, 2012 by teresa welsh, staff writer july 20, 2012, at 1. Dressed in tactical clothing, james eagan holmes set off tear gas grenades and shot into the audience with multiple firearms. An order granted monday extends cinemarks bill of costs filing deadline in the companys ongoing legal battle with victims of the colorado movie theater shooting for another month. Live updates on movie theater shooting in colorado the new. Like many other states, colorado requires a permit for an adult to carry a concealed handgun. Holmes appears in arapahoe county district court in centennial, colo. Jul 20, 2012 among those feared dead in the colorado theater shooting is a young woman named jessica ghawi who came to denver from san antonio.
After a movie theater shooting that left at least 12 dead and 58 wounded, witnesses. July 20, 2012 people gather outside the century 16. Sep 24, 2019 survivors and family members of those killed in the 2012 mass shooting in aurora, colorado, at a screening of the dark knight rises are voicing their fears to warner bros. Colorado gun sales up after movie massacre youtube. Jul 20, 2012 flags fly at halfstaff on july 23, 2012, at the arapahoe county courthouse in centennial, colorado, where the movie theater shooting suspect had his first court appearance. Tom sullivan never thought much about guns or gun control until his son was killed in the aurora, colo. Aurora shooting leaves 12 dead, 70 wounded history. Some banned costumes and masks, dispatched police officers to major movie theaters showing the dark. May 29, 2015 most recently, the marquee villain used to decry gunfree zones is james holmes, who is currently on trial for the july 2012 massacre in aurora, colorado. Jan schakowsky released the following statement today in response to the shooting of innocent moviegoers at a theater in aurora, colorado. Suspect bought 4 guns, 6,000 rounds of ammunition in past 60 days suspected gunman james holmes, 24, was pursuing ph. The same jury then sentenced him to life in prison for killing 12 people and wounding.
Police search what is believed to be the car of james holmes, the suspect of a shooting in a. Sep 28, 2017 in 2015, a jury convicted james holmes of carrying out the aurora, colo. Anticipation built in the packed, darkened movie theater. In july 2012, about 20 miles to the northeast, a gunman entered a side exit of a crowded aurora, colo. Jul 21, 2012 police search what is believed to be the car of james holmes, the suspect of a shooting in a movie theater, outside the century 16 movie theater july 20, 2012 in aurora, colorado. Instead, out of all the movie theaters within 20 minutes of his apartment showing the new batman movie that night, it was the only one where guns were banned.
A look back at the aurora movie theater shooting that left a dozen people dead in one of the deadliest mass shootings in the countrys history. Colorado batman movie shooting suspect james holmes was phd. Most movie theaters allow permit holders carrying guns. Did colorado shooter single out cinemark theater because it. In the 60 days leading up to the shooting, holmes had purchased four guns from local shops and more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition, police. A look at the aurora shooters guns, including the ar15. Colorado shooting unlikely to spur changes in gun laws reuters. Nov 29, 2015 in the months after the theater shooting, he helped colorado lawmakers, mostly democrats, push for new laws to impose 15round limits on ammunition magazines and universal background checks on all. From columbine to aurora, the denver area is often plagued by. My deep condolences today are extended to all those who had a loved one killed, injured or terrorized by the senseless, horrifying tragedy in aurora, colorado. Jul 20, 2012 the century 16 movie theater in aurora, colorado. On july 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred inside a century 16 movie theater in aurora, colorado, during a midnight screening of the film the dark knight rises. Colorado shooter selected theater because of no guns policy.
Did colorado shooter single out cinemark theater because. Colorado theater shooting revives gun rights debate the pew. A look back at the aurora, colorado, movie theater shooting 5 years. A look at the aurora shooters guns, including the ar15 the ar15 assault rifle is a fearsome weapon, forged from aircraftgrade aluminum and as powerful as a kandaharbound m16.
When colorado shooting suspect james holmes fired off as many as 50 shots a minute during his fridaymorning rampage, at least one bullet blasted all the way through the movie theaters wall. A lone suspect, james eagan holmes, a 24yearold former university of colorado neuroscience students, has bee arrested. Bass pro shops offered their deepest sympathies to the victims and their families in a statement to. Boik, 18 jesse childress, 29 gordon cowden, 51 jessica ghawi also known as jessica redfield, 24 john larimer, 27 matt mcquinn, 27 micayla medek, 23 veronica mosersullivan, 6 alex sullivan, 27 alexander c. What has changed since aurora theater shooting in colorado. The handguns may have been placed in the theater before the shooting. But the cinemark movie theater was the only one with a sign posted at the theaters.
Background checks for people wanting to buy guns in colorado jumped more than 41 percent after friday mornings shooting at an aurora movie theater, and firearms instructors say theyre also. Movie theaters around the country tightened security immediately after the theater shooting. The guns used in the attack were purchased at two separate gander mountain guns shops, one in thornton, colo. With 12 dead and 58 injured, attention turns to colorados gun laws and how the alleged shooter 24year old james holmes obtained his arsenal. Jul 21, 2012 police investigated the suspects car outside a movie theater after a shooting in aurora, colo.
But private businesses can determine whether permit holders can carry guns. Jul 19, 20 read cnn s colorado theater shooting fast facts to learn more about the aurora, colorado, tragedy and the trial of james holmes. Federal court extends filing deadline for cinemark. James eagan holmes born december, 1987 is an american mass murderer responsible for the 2012 aurora, colorado shooting in which he killed 12 people and injured 70 others 62 directly and eight indirectly at a century 16 movie theater on july 20, 2012. Colorado theater shooter carried 4 guns, all obtained legally with 12 dead and 58 injured, attention turns to colorados gun laws and how the alleged shooter 24year old james holmes obtained his.180 616 991 1008 482 1265 144 49 1404 1162 117 574 688 64 1539 171 102 1273 941 1295 122 1423 356 460 53 1447 1467 589 1416 1423