Drop-out PhD student who massacred 12 at Batman movie screening looked like and said he was the JOKER
Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2176377/The-Dark-Knight-Rises-screening-shooting-Gunman-gas-mask-shoots-dead-12-people–including-children–midnight-screening-Batman-premiere-Denver.html
“The reclusive drop-out PhD student behind the Dark Knight screening shooting spree said he was ‘The Joker’ after he carried out his horrific attack, it has been revealed.
James Holmes, 24, had painted his hair red to resemble Batman’s arch nemesis before firing into the crowded theatre in Aurora, Colorado, according to New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
‘It clearly looks like a deranged individual,’ Kelly said of the shooter at a news conference, CBS reported. ‘He had his hair painted red. He said he was “The Joker”, obviously the enemy of Batman.’
A federal law enforcement official told the Associated Press that Holmes had bought a ticket to the midnight showing and went in to the screen as part of the crowd.
He then propped open an exit door as the movie played and put on donned protective a ballistic helmet, vest, throat protector, gas mask, black tactical gloves.
Witnesses said he threw a smoke grenade and waited for it to explode before opening random fire with an AR-15 assault rifle, a Remmington 12-guage shotgun and a 40-caliber Glock handgun. He also had another 40-caliber Glock in his car, police said.
Twelve people died in the horrific attack, and the bodies of 10 victims are still inside the theatre, police said. The youngest victim is believed to be just 12…”