07.20 01:27: "Bring as much crime scene tape as you can"
07.20 01:28: Aurora PD merging communications with Denver PD
07.20 01:35: Shooter wearing green camo pants
07.20 01:37: Bomb squad is there, bringing in K-9 units. Possiblity for other bombs. NOTE: There were none, and the bomb squad was likely brought in as a preventive measure.
07.20 01:40: 18 ambulances on scene
07.20 01:41: 9news story posted.
07.20 01:42: "All ten people in the theater are black." In this context, it means fatalities.
07.20 01:43: Report of a bomb going off in a theater. NOTE: This most likely referred to the tear gas.
07.20 01:45: Patients being transported to Denver Health
07.20 01:47: Command staff briefing. This is huge.
07.20 01:49: Car, Tennesee plates, Hyundai, license [redacted]. third to west, in front of doors. Possible bomb. Main entrances of mall covered. Bomb squad moving in.
07.20 01:53: Canine units coordinating at SE entrance between JC Penney's and the food court. May be a bomb in there. Theory that bombs may be in front of theater.
07.20 01:55: New evidence for shooters. That's plural. Theater 8, the shooter was seated. One more was outside, went into Theater 9. Coordinated attack. Two shooters. Open door discovered at mall. Suspicion of bomb in there. NOTE: This was talked about on the police scanner audio.
07.20 01:56: One shooter at large, one in custody. From Facebook: Someone set off some little party poppers in our theatre, next thing I know someone runs in and said there was a shooting. We huddled down into the seats because people were outside the exit. I was fortunate enough to get home safely with my sister but a few friends are still stuck there.
07.20 01:57: Due to bombs, police relocating all units to S of Dillard's. Open door was in Macy's. Suspicions of bombs there.
07.20 02:01: Submitted to Reddit. Second device possibly found, setting up a "unified command"
07.20 02:04: MSNBC tweets the story.
07.20 02:06: On /r/denver: here.
Comment from /u/ThePenguinist: My best friend was at this. She said it happened about 30-40 minutes into the midnight premiere. Someone burst through the door and started shooting tear gas and then a gun. The only reason they got out was because they hit the ground and went for the door on their bellies.
07.20 02:06: Secondary explosive device found in front of theater.
07.20 02:08: Bringing K-9 unit to the command post.
07.20 02:14: Indian male found as witness. People (witnesses) moving to the food court entrance
07.20 02:18: Witnesses being transported to Gateway High School. There are 100 witnesses.
07.20 02:26: Story on MSNBC here
07.20 02:28: Theatre 9 going to Gateway HS. Everyone else is triaged. No vehicles allowed to leave. Witnesses being photographs.
07.20 02:30: Water jugs being moved.
07.20 02:32: "Code 2, cruiser 49 ASAP"
07.20 02:36: Called the Denver Batman massacre by the Belfas Telegraph
07.20 02:42: "Possible older cop car-type seen fleeing the scene"
07.20 02:45: Which ambulances going where: 5 to Denver, 14 to University, 4 to Children's, 3 to Aurora South, 2 to Parker, 2 to Swedish
07.20 02:47: From 9News: 15 mins into movie, popping heard. People thought it was part of the movie. Saw material coming through the wall. Chaotic. Caused a scramble. Several injured people escorted into ambulances. Flow of ambulances slowed down, flow of police has not. SWAT teams there. Theater 9: Guy in body armor. "One of the largest scenes I've seen in my journalistic career."
07.20 02:52: Several police cars surrounding a vehicle. Possible explosive devices inside.
07.20 02:54: Tuned in to the 9News stream.
07.20 02:58: Newscast from Gateway HS. Witness is talking. People heard explosions and gunfire. No idea what happened. One shooter had a gas mask and was throwing tear gas.
07.20 02:59: Scanners report knife pulled on someone. WAY far away from theater. May be unrelated.
07.20 03:01: Someone reporting hand pain outside the theater.
07.20 03:02: Nothing found inside the mall so far. Dogs coming out.
07.20 03:02: Confirmed: At least 10 killed, 39 injured. Theaters 8 and 9 were sold out, and that's where the shooting took place. 9News confirms that one person is in custody.
07.20 03:06: Witness interview from earlier being replayed. Witness in Theater 9 was young woman. She described a man about 6' tall kicked through the door in a riot helmet and bulletproof vest. He was completely covered in all black, with goggles. After that, she and her boyfriend dropped to the floor. They got up, ran through the emergency exit. Shooter made his way up the stairs and started shooting people with the shotgun.
07.20 03:10: News is stalling until the police chief address.
07.20 03:15: Press conference: Gas released, gunman opened fire. Only know of one gunman. Police officers respond, find the gunman outside of the theater, carrying gas mask, rifle, handgun. One additional weapon found inside. 50 were hit. 14 confirmed dead.
07.20 03:15: /u/elcooleric comments from the shooting.
07.20 03:30: AR-15 was the gun potentially used. One shooter or two? Many questions and very few answers other than a new death toll after the press conference. Keep your thoughts with the victims and their families.
07.20 03:42: More testimonies. Babies and small girls shot. News anchors getting emotional. Reports that the suspect had explosives in his apartment, which is also being searched.
07.20 03:48: Another /r/denver post from /u/WaterSnake: here
07.20 03:49: More confirmation. 14 dead. 50 injured.
07.20 03:58: /u/damian001 finds a video of the
shooters aftermath. Warning, graphic contents. mirrored
07.20 04:01: We beat 9News on the video. The video is
extremely slightly graphic, and they aren't showing it with audio.
07.20 04:04: "No reason to believe there is a second gunman"
07.20 04:06: 10 died at the theater, 4 died at the hospital. 50 others had injuries.
07.20 04:13: 911 calls and police radio being played. They're talking about the tear gas.
07.20 04:35: President Barack Obama notified about the shooting.
07.20 04:36: /u/derphurr updates: a man was shot in Kia outside theater, police spotted man in gas mask (the suspect) in parking lot outside the back of the movie theater after the shooting, police found suspect by his car in the parking lot
07.20 04:37: Another witness interview. Person's friend shot, but not fatally. "All I can do is pray."
07.20 04:41: /u/nilicule links the Denver 7News broadcast.
07.20 04:46: Children's hospital in Aurora treating six victims aged 6 to 31; Chik-fil-a is opening for officers that need restrooms/food
07.20 04:48: /u/mkyweriga: Officer reports Navy Petty Officer inquiring about a US Navy Sailor being killed in the incident. Officers are unaware of the identities of any of the victims at this time.
07.20 04:50: /u/mkyweriga: Mall is cleared, floor cleaner released from police custody.
07.20 04:55: Just called 9News about this timeline. Today Show has cancelled their show. Michael Phelps sends his condolences.
07.20 05:04: White House releases a statement offering condolences: /u/nilicule here
07.20 05:10: Youngest patient at University hospital is 3 months old, according to a tweet
07.20 05:15: I found a Wikipedia page about the shootings.
07.20 05:16: /u/nilicule: Good Morning America reports at least 100 FBI agents are on scene in Aurora, Colorado.
07.20 05:17: /u/hgmanifold: Car cleared by bomb squad, clearing backpacks.
07.20 05:19: /u/yelhsa87: Video of police describing shootings.
07.20 05:25: /u/nilicule: Eyewitness tells @todayshow that gunman was dressed in SWAT-like outfit, methodically shot people as they tried to exit room. Another walk-in victim at University (/u/hgmanifold).
07.20 05:26: /u/Deus_Viator: Two eyewitnesses on 9News say that 2 gas canisters were thrown from separate locations in the theater. Maybe multiple gunmen? EDIT: I've been following this since 1:30 and it seemed like multiple gunmen around then. Take with a grain of salt. For now.
07.20 05:27: /u/hgmanifold: Bomb squad is requesting a Ladder Truck and 30ft boom with "cherry picker"
07.20 05:28: Mitt Romney: 'Ann and I are deeply saddened by the news of the senseless violence that took the lives of 15 people in Colorado'
07.20 05:32: /u/dr0ne_: Take with an entire container of salt. 4chan thread Also: "Shut that area down, we don't want anyone to trigger these devices"
07.20 05:33: Suspect's house confirmed: 17th & Peoria
07.20 05:35: FBI: Suspect indicates he has explosives at his house.
07.20 05:36: /u/jason-samfield: Tissue samples being collected for evidence.
07.20 05:40: /u/hgmanifold: Bomb Squad released.
07.20 05:43: /u/SimonHova: Twitter link of first (unconfirmed) victim. Her last tweet was 20 minutes before the start of the movie. source
07.20 05:44: /u/nilicule: All available SWAT to report to 17th and Peoria for meeting will be soon releasing a team.
Also, from /u/nilicule: The cinema where the attack took place is just under 20 miles from Columbine High School, where two students shot dead 13 people in 1999.
07.20 05:46: Hospital releasing numbers very soon.
07.20 05:47: /u/Beardstone: Report of guy with handgun leaving in red car.
07.20 05:49: Good news. Death count revised from 14/15 to 12.
07.20 05:53: /u/hgmanifold + /u/CCFTW: Bomb squad was released from the vehicle at the theater. Second unit on scene at the apt. complex.
07.20 05:55: Tweets posted. Trending as #theatershooting.
07.20 05:59: /u/shankee: Tweet found from @RamCNN. Also, /u/hgmanifold: Fire Tower 8 will be entering "Hot Zone".
07.20 06:00: /u/Beardstone: "Tower is going in"
07.20 06:03: /u/nilicule: Witness account of shooting here
07.20 06:04: /u/derphurr: Possible picture of the shooter car: here - warning, blood
07.20 06:05: /u/shankee: GrrlScientist tweets about the shooting. Interesting.
07.20 06:06: FBI: Shooter had an assault rifle, two handguns, and teargas. The car had Tennessee plates. Shooter born in December '87. Shooter has given police a name, but needs to be confirmed. Apprehended outside the theater.
07.20 06:08: Adams, Aurora, and Denver county bomb squads are investigating his apartment.
07.20 06:09: /u/CCFTW + /u/OrgasmicWalrus: 2 federal officials say suspect in Colorado movie theater mass shooting is James Holmes, born December 13, 1987. @NBCNews - also, 9News is playing same dispatch audio again
07.20 06:10: Confirmed and cross-referenced by /u/hgmanifold, /u/shankee, /u/nilicule, /u/purmou, /u/mkyweriga
07.20 06:12: Only contact with Holmes was a traffic ticket. /u/derphurr: His apartment is across the street from Peoria Elementary School.
07.20 06:13: /u/disorderlee: Video of the police arriving at the apartment.
07.20 06:14: Reddit, this is one time you probably should try to dig up some personal information about this guy.
07.20 06:16: Go, Reddit, go! List of hospitals moved to the top.
07.20 06:19: /u/shankee: 14 minutes of posted police radio here
07.20 06:20: /u/nilicule: FBI agent beginning to enter 3rd floor window of the apartment. "Items of interest" found.
07.20 06:24: /u/solie: 3-month old "doing fine"
07.20 06:27: /u/hgmanifold: Electricity is NOT to be shut off, just in case of triggers. Also, (/u/shankee) Denver Health upgrades the critical patient to "fair condition"
07.20 06:29: /u/nilicule: Gas was shut off to the suspect's building.
07.20 06:31: /u/nilicule: Time releases an image gallery from outside the theatre.
07.20 06:33: /u/dynabetes finds a possible White Pages entry for James E. Holmes
07.20 06:35: /u/nilicule finds some Reddit photos from a victim. WARNING! GRAPHIC!
07.20 06:36: /u/CrayonOfDoom posts confirmation of another victim that died.
07.20 06:42: /u/disorderlee: Links to suspect's possible online profiles.
07.20 06:45: /u/nilicule: Suspect's mother tells @ABCNews that the police have the right man.
07.20 06:50: /u/hgmanifold: chatter: "If this thing does go, be prepared to be defensive because of the 'stuff' inside the building"
07.20 06:51: /u/nilicule: "Dark Knight Rises" Paris premiere CANCELLED.
07.20 06:52: /u/solle: 3-month-old discharged!
07.20 06:58: /u/shankee: Warner Bros. statement: "We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time."
07.20 07:00: Ignore the ldmaster profiles, please: unless we find something out, please don't post personal info. Thanks.
07.20 07:03: /u/hgmanifold: PD is requesting HazMat.
07.20 07:10: /u/fatmanbrigade: Huffington post timeline of how the shooting news spread
07.20 07:15: Bomb squad leaving the suspect's apartment.
07.20 07:16: /u/nilicule: CNN: As precaution, NYPD will be providing coverage at theaters where 'The Dark Knight Rises' is playing. source; /u/blerg: Guy who was in theater 9: here, and girl here
07.20 07:17: /u/nilicule: Badly placed ad running over the story on the Denver Post
07.20 07:23: /u/fatmanbrigade posts local live streams for ABC; CBS; NBC; FOX, thanks!
07.20 07:30: /u/shankee: CNN: No explosives found at suspect's apartment source
07.20 07:33: /u/shankee: "Medical student, quiet and easygoing." twitter
07.20 07:35: Press conference by Aurora Medical Center. Stats on their way.
07.20 07:36: /u/nilicule: One of those killed in Aurora is a 6-year-old girl, father tells KDVR-TV
07.20 07:40: /u/nilicule + /u/shankee: President Obama has cut his Florida campaign swing short because of the shooting.
07.20 07:51: /u/nilicule: NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly on increased security at New York City movie theaters following Colorado mass shooting: news story
07.20 07:53: /u/jonate: 9News tries to source claims from 9gag and realizes it's a troll
07.20 08:00: /u/shankee: Federal officials: Aurora gunman propped open rear door of theater, put on gear, threw tear gas, and began shooting. source
07.20 08:05: /u/faraya: Witness is saying someone received a phone call, went to Exit door and held it open with his foot. After this the shooter came in. 711:00:00 mark on 9News
07.20 08:12: Colorado Governor Hickenlooper on Aurora mass shooting: here
07.20 08:15: Try not to pursue people named James Holmes on Facebook.
07.20 08:17: Barack Obama calls mayor of Aurora. He will speak on the incident from Florida. Washington is hugely involved.
07.20 08:20: /u/shankee: Buckets of ammo found in the apartment.
07.20 08:24: /u/nilicule: We do not believe at this point there was an apparent nexis [sic] to terrorism," White House spokesman Jay Carney says.
07.20 08:28: /u/nilicule: The U.S. Army, concerned over speculation that the shooter might have been a veteran — and eager to stifle the meme of the psychotic veteran before it spread — felt compelled to email that a database check of the suspect resulted in "no evidence suggest[ing] this individual served in the Army." via Wired
07.20 08:33: NBC interviews: here and here
07.20 08:36: /u/nilicule: Huffington Post profile of James Holmes
07.20 08:40: /u/nilicule: Media speculation about the shooting.
07.20 08:42: 3 more months of anonymous Reddit Gold! Thanks, guys!
07.20 08:44: /u/Deus_Viator: Blood banks are looking for (/u/srepetsk) O-, A-, and platelet donors.
07.20 08:45: /u/nilicule: Apartment of Aurora shooting suspect is booby-trapped with flammable or explosive material, Aurora police say
07.20 08:50: President Obama is addressing the nation. Audio of his comments already uploaded here (/u/tenuto). Transcript here (/u/apeudire)
07.20 08:53: /u/nilicule: 5 buildings evacuated around the site.
07.20 08:58: /u/nilicule: Explosives appear 'very sophisticated' and police could be at scene 'for hours or days,' Aurora police chief says
07.20 09:00: /u/Deus_Viator: Hazmat team has arrived at the suspect's residence.
07.20 09:03: Wasting a little time. More Reddit Gold. Thanks, guys. Also, you guys killed my Dropbox public folder.
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07.20 09:10: University of Colo. Med School says shooting suspect was student there but withdrew last month.
07.20 09:11: /u/stephwilson: Phone interview with a witness.
07.20 09:12: Bloomberg calls for tighter gun control policies.
07.20 09:13: CNN reporting suspect due in court later today
07.20 09:16: /u/coooolbeans: KDVR article about the shooting
07.20 09:18: /u/nilicule: #CUDenver confirms #theatershooter, James Holmes, getting PHD in neuroscience-- started in fall of 2011; withdrew last month.
07.20 09:22: Confirmation of Jessica Redfield Ghawi's death.
07.20 09:25: /u/alekst: There's a press conference in San Diego outside home of the parents of alleged shooter.
07.20 09:34: Pentagon spokesman: US service members apparently among casualties.
07.20 09:35: /u/shadow_of_a_memory: Obama and Romney stop political ads for today. source
07.20 09:37: Aurora, CO pledges to renew assault weapon ban
07.20 09:40: /u/ndgeek: Moments from the press conference at the Aurora Medical
07.20 09:50: Suspect's family issues statement: "Our hearts go out to those who were involved in this tragedy.
07.20 09:55: /u/derphurr: Really low-res picture of the guy. Maybe.
07.20 09:59: /u/apeudire: Maryland police increase presence at theaters, same in Baltimore
07.20 10:03: Just screenshotted his picture.
07.20 10:05: Unconfirmed reports of C4 in the building?
07.20 10:06: Be back in a few minutes. Need to shower.
07.20 10:18: /u/Dspradau (thanks for filling the gap): Suspect to be in court on Monday. There are requests coming in to allow cameras in the courtroom.
07.20 10:24: /u/Hyyer: Photos from the police breaking into the shooter's apartment.
07.20 10:26: /u/Oblongata: Photo of Holmes, high-res here (/u/kazuma_k).
07.20 10:32: Back. I'm not going to keep you guys waiting any longer. Getting caught up right now...
07.20 10:34: Denver Medical Center: 6 patients treated for gunshot wounds and cuts. 4 in fair condition.
07.20 10:37: Two AF reserve, 1 Navy service member wounded, per NBC
07.20 10:42: EXTREMELY sophisticated bomb setup according to 9News. They're really covering this thing well.
07.20 10:46: /u/cjacobs18: James Holmes' presentation roster for medical school, under the topic "MicroRNA Biomarkers." Equally creepy: comic that's frightenly similar to the shooting.
07.20 10:47: Mitt Romney is giving his condolences.
07.20 10:48: /u/geekgirl96: Twitter of Alex Sullivan, who is currently missing.
07.20 10:50: Replay of Obama video: "There are other days for politics. This is a day for prayer and reflection."
07.20 10:56: /u/imgurvisitor + /u/dencorokr: Alex Sullivan is at Swedish in critical condition.
07.20 11:06: /u/RogueA: According to the 9News broadcast, the booby trap is a bunch of "liter sized pop bottles, believed to be filled with explosive or flammable materials, with wires running between all of them."
07.20 11:07: /u/Yeevee: Massive coincidence.
07.20 11:08: /u/shankee: A yearbook picture.
07.20 11:28: Sorry for the gap. Been busy. 4 members of US military, 2 Air Force reservists, 2 Navy service members, wounded, hospitalized in Colorado shootings
07.20 11:30: /u/Kaladin_Stormblessed: 911 transcripts uploaded by CNN.
07.20 11:36: /u/apeudire: "He seemed like a normal kid" - neighbo[u]r - source
07.20 11:38: /u/mvpmets00: Aurora gunman propped open rear door of theater, put on gear, threw tear gas and began shooting.
07.20 11:42: /u/c0reyann: Why didn't I post this before? "Alex Sullivan's fate is still unknown, his friend was misinformed that he was at Swedish."
GUEST EDITOR: /u/nilicule. integ3r is gone for a little bit. give nilicule reddit gold, since he deserves it.
07.20 11:52: CSU football recruit Zack Golditch was among those wounded in the #theatershooting
07.20 11:52: Current CSURams Football player David Anderson (Junior, WR) escaped the Aurora #theatreshooting without injury .
07.20 11:56: Press conference: AR-15 assault rifle, Remington shotgun, .40 Glock handgun, other 40cal Glock handgun found in the car. 71 people shot, 12 deceased. Holmes set off 2 devices, released smoke or some sort of irritant. Officials are confident he acted alone. Suspect was wearing ballistic helmet, ballistic leggings, groin protecter, tactical gloves, gasmask.
07.20 12:00: Suspect lives at 1690 Paris Street, which is currently an active and difficult scene due to presence of boobytraps.
07.20 12:02: DA Carol Chambers interviewed a statement.
07.20 12:03: Anschutz campus Research Bldgs 1 & 2 evacuated. #theatershooting suspect worked there
07.20 12:04: Press conference: Police are unwilling to speculate about a motive
07.20 12:05: Press conference: between first call to 911 and arrest was a minute to minute and a half
07.20 12:06: Some good news: ThinkGeek has donated $1000 to Red Cross Denver
07.20 12:09: Press conference: Police will not release his booking photo today
07.20 12:10: Colorado local police say, once again, they are not looking for anyone else in connection with attack in cinema in which 12 people died
07.20 12:11: Aurora Police Chief doesn't know if Holmes had legal possession of weapons
07.20 12:14: The District Attorney's office has a page for victim services
07.20 12:15: The Washington Post has a detailed map of the area
07.20 12:17: Police chief: Booby traps at #theatershooting suspect home "something I've never seen."
07.20 12:19: Obama orders flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday.
07.20 12:19: Police chief: "Bodies are still in movie theater."
07.20 12:20: National Association of Theatre Owners says it is 'reviewing security procedures' in movie theaters
07.20 12:23: Colorado shooting suspect to police: I am the Joker
07.20 12:26: News9 analyst Scott Robertson says suspect will be charged with 10 counts of first degree murder, 61 counts of attempted first degree murder
07.20 12:33: AP law enforcement source: Colorado shooting suspect bought ticket to movie , went into theater as part of crowd
07.20 12:36: /u/graycrawford posts a personal account from a friend
07.20 12:41: Twitter account for the National Rifle Association had this to say - NRA has since apologized.
07.20 12:45: The Huffington Posts lists how you can help victims, families of the tragedy
07.20 12:47: Apple Trailers has deleted the page for Gangster Squad. Trailer featured movie theater mass shooting. It also appears YouTube has blocked U.S. users from viewing Gangster Squad trailers. iTunes has also removed the trailer for Gangster Squad
07.20 12:57: Warner Brothers is considering suspending Batman airings for the rest of the weekend
Thank all of you who are donating Reddit Gold, glad to be helping out! nilicule
07.20 13:01: Aurora PD says people wanting to pick up cars left at the theater can go to the northernmost mall entrance from Abeline Street
07.20 13:02: The CU Denver says it has asked non-essential personnel to go home in three of its research buildings in Aurora.
07.20 13:10: NBC's Pete Williams reports: all of Holmes' guns were legally purchased within the last few months from two different stores, with first one bought in May.
07.20 13:16: Holmes is being called a nice guy who had been struggling to find a job.
integ3r is back. Good job, everyone.
07.20 13:27: /u/shankee: Suspect's father arrives in Denver. Being escorted by police.
07.20 13:34: /u/nilicule: Aurora PD have changed the phone number for tips to Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP. Aurora PD spokesperson says families looking for information can call 303.739.1862
07.20 13:35: /u/shankee: Flags at half-mast.
07.20 13:38: /u/nilicule: Facebook User Posts Photo Of Apparent Stub From 'Dark Knight Rises' Massacre
07.20 13:40: /u/nilicule: Survivors can register that they are safe and well here source
07.20 13:41: /u/gococks: AP talks about Holmes' hair being dyed like the Joker.
07.20 13:43: /u/networkdeskpeon posts a DoD release.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 602-12 July 20, 2012
Statement on Colorado Shooting Incident
The Department of Defense is deeply saddened by the news of
the tragic incident at the Aurora Mall Movie Theater in Aurora, Colo.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families of those
impacted by this event. One sailor was injured and one, known to have
been at the theatre that evening, is currently unaccounted for.
Two airmen were injured in the incident. The Navy and the Air Force are
working with the families of these service members to ensure they have
the care and attention they need. We can also confirm that the alleged
gunman in this incident, James Holmes, is not a past or current member of
any branch or component of the U.S. Armed Forces.
*U.S. Department of Defense*
07.20 13:47: Warner Brothers pulls TV ads for Dark Knight Rises
07.20 13:48: /u/nilicule: Police scanner audio and medical scanner audio on YT
07.20 13:57: /u/nilicule: Denver Comic Con Honors Aurora Victims With Blue Ribbon In Memoriam
07.20 14:00: Live video from Holmes' parents house alternate
07.20 14:05: Direct donations to (303) 739-6346.
07.20 14:16: AMC Theaters says it will not allow guests wearing "face-covering masks" inside movie theaters after Colorado shooting. full statement
07.20 14:25: Suspect not cooperating.
07.20 14:26: DHS warned about threats in movie theaters
07.20 14:27: /u/nilicule: The Department of Homeland Security in a May 17, 2012 memo, warned that American movie theaters were increasingly likely targets for terrorist attacks, primarily because they packed many people into one tightly confined place. pdf
07.20 14:28: Colfax to 19th will be closed at approximately 6:00pm for the next phase of entering the apartment according to 9News.
07.20 14:30: Continue to be awesome, Reddit.
07.20 14:45: Take a break and read The Onion's take on this.
07.20 15:09: Looks like new comments don't work. We broke it!
07.20 15:10: /u/withoutahat: "Chances are your posts are the reference for every news source. You've effectively turned Reddit into the reverse-aggregate news site."
07.20 15:11: /u/laladalaetc: Holmes purchased his guns from two national chains: Bass Pro Shops and Gander Mountain Guns.
07.20 15:17: Still waiting for comments to come back.
07.20 15:21: ODEON to continue 'vigilant safety measures' after US shooting
07.20 15:22: Federal law enforcement reports that the suspect had dyed his hair red and claimed he was the Joker. (from 9News webcast)
07.20 15:30: (yeah, news is slower right now): /u/nilicule: School district confirms Colorado shooter graduated from San Diego-area high school; Poway USD confirms James Holmes a graduate of Westview High School source
07.20 15:33: Possible AdultFriendFinder picture discovered.
07.20 15:40: This was found by /u/Kristie. Maybe NSFW
07.20 15:42: /u/dmilesai: Posting UC Riverside attendance confirmation.
07.20 15:43: Reddit comments may be coming back.
07.20 15:47: /u/KatePasa posts a news update
07-20-2012 1:25 PM
The next Press Conference will be held this evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Aurora
Municipal Center campus at 15151 East Alameda Parkway. Please go to the parking
lot on the south side of the campus between the library and the Aurora Municipal Center.
07.20 15:50: /u/mvpmets00 says:
Loud techno music was reported playing in suspects apartment, apparently set on a timer. The thinking is the music was a ploy by the suspect to lure law enforcement to apartment for a noise complaint. Which would then have set off "bombs" in the apartment.
07.20 15:51: Speculatory comparison image from /u/MiKenning posted.
07.20 15:54: /u/kevindqc takes one for the team and actually buys an AdultFriendFinder account, resulting in some more pictures and a comparison. Still speculation.
07.20 15:59: /u/mvpmets00: Potential ruse to lure officers to the booby traps with a noise complaint. Confirms /u/mvpmets00 @ 3:50.
07.20 16:02: /u/quantumpirates: Huffington Post says that James Holmes was "not friendly" according to his neighbor.
07.20 16:07: Another AFF corroboration post, with some explanation.
Created July 5. This has been premeditated for at least 15 days.
username classicjimbo, jimbo is short for Jim.
Red hair, as rumor suspected.
'visit me in jail'
07.20 16:10: /u/nilicule: Please offer messages of support through The Denver Channel.
07.20 16:11: /u/nilicule: Security guards hired, costumes banned after Denver theater shootings: source
07.20 16:12: /u/shankee: The last update from Swedish Hospital was 40 mins ago: Shooting Update: 4 total victims here. 3 in stable condition. Male/18, Male/20, Female/29. 1 Female/19 treated and released. /u/nilicule: Authorities have begun removing the bodies from the theatre.
07.20 16:16: /u/shankee: Huffington Post has a photo of the father arriving.
07.20 16:19: AMC Theatres: Costumes aren't banned, but masks and fake weapons are. /u/quantumpirates: neogaf thread about Holmes
07.20 16:21: /u/shankee: HealthONE: We will have two more media briefings today, media tents in north end of The Medical Center of Aurora parking lot: 4:30pm MST 6:30pm MST
07.20 16:29: /u/nillicule: Columbine High School principal, there in 1999, fielded calls from around the world today
07.20 16:30: /u/quantumpirates: CNN 911 calls, in case they weren't posted before
07.20 16:31: /u/xyxzz: Photo of Holmes from the neogaf thread.
07.20 16:32: ER doctor: "This has actually been one of the most horrific nights of my career."
07.20 16:34: /u/XXLOLHEADSHOTXX: Shooter used Vicodin before the massacre: source
07.20 16:36: UPDATE: DO NOT call 303-739-6346 to offer money for the victims. This number is for food donations for APD.
07.20 16:40: Holmes' former instructor: 'He was nice, easy-going'
07.20 16:42: From /u/derphurr — source
He took 100mg of Vicodin about two and half hours before the shooting
He told police he was acting alone and tipped them to the booby trapped explosives in his Aurora apartment. But he then asked for a lawyer and stopped cooperating.
According to sources, he had nine
clips magazines in an ammo carrier and police found at least three .40-caliber magazines, a shotgun and a large drum magazine on the floor when they arrived.
One source believed the ammo drum for the AR-15 had jammed sometime during the shooting. Speculation that the gun overheated.
Holmes exited the theater where he was confronted by at least two officers.
07.20 16:44: /u/pure_nonsense + /u/withoutahat: [Police to detonate devices] (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/20/us-usa-shooting-denver-apartment-idUSBRE86J0VH20120720) as of 6:23 PM MDT.
07.20 16:45: More on the apt booby trap from Reuters — /u/derphurr:
Loud music on a timer to lure a noise complaint.
Police now plan to detonate the devices using a robot
The living room of the apartment was crisscrossed with trip wires connected to a number of plastic bottles containing an undetermined fluid
07.20 16:49: /u/nilicule: Security stepped up nationwide in wake of massacre
07.20 16:52: @TroyRenck tweets: "There will be a moment of silence of silence [sic] prior to tonight's Rockies-Padres game. A sad day for so many. Prayers for the families"
07.20 16:53: Aurora Fire Department tears down their equipment.
07.20 16:54: /u/nilicule: Aurora gunman, calling himself the Joker, apparently planned theater attack meticulously.
07.20 16:56: According to 9News, the shooter bought a ticket, propped the emergency door, armed himself, and came in. He had 3 weapons on him today: one in his car (a Glock .40) and three in the theater: an AR-15, shotgun, and a second Glock .40. CNN reported that he had a 100-round magazine on the AR-15. Shots started at 12:39 AM. Police arrived within a minute to a minute and a half.
07.20 17:13: /u/nilicule: "Dark Knight Rises" director Christopher Nolan condemns shooting as "savage"
07.20 17:16: /u/nilicule: Photo: Three-month-old injured in Colorado theater shooting is discharged from the hospital
07.20 17:19: /u/nilicule: Chancellor of UC Riverside, where suspected Colorado gunman graduated, makes a statement
07.20 17:20: /u/shankee: CNN corroborates 9News' story from 4:56. Also, Holmes is an "enigma" to law enforcement.
07.20 17:26: /u/drunkenkyle: 9News hopes that there will be a camera in the courtroom on Monday at 8:30 AM MDT. Judge later confirms it. (/u/nilicule)
07.20 17:30: /u/nilicule: ThinkGeek blog post from earlier today
nilicule taking over for integ3r again for a bit
07.20 17:55: Aurora theater shooting: Police and fire department scanner traffic audio archive
07.20 17:59: Law enforcement sources say situation at Colorado gunman's apartment will last through the weekend.
07.20 18:01: Residents evacuated from apartments near theater shooting suspect's home allowed back in to get belongings. Evacuees of the following residences will be permitted to return to their apartments to pick up emergency items such as medicine, baby items, etc.: 11948 East 17th Avenue 1686 Paris Street 1685 Paris Street 1678 Paris Street. Evacuees should meet at Paris Elementary School (1635 Paris Street) at 7PM MDT. They should bring their identification. Everyone will be escorted by Police Officers and will have a limited amount of time to gather these items. No children will be permitted inside of the building.
07.20 18:13: Aurora Mental Health has a counseling drop-in site open 24 hours/day this weekend at 11059 East Bethany Dr. Ste. 200., Aurora.
07.20 18:13: The latest information on the Century 16 Movie Theater shooting is listed at this page
07.20 18:14: Coroners office says families will be notified of the dead at 8pm
07.20 18:15: Stories of bravery begin to come out after Batman movie massacre
07.20 18:20: Psychologists speculate about mental state of suspect
07.20 18:23: Aurora Police have scheduled a press conference for 9p Eastern
07.20 18:25: The death penalty is a reality for the suspect, even though only 1 person has been executed in Colorado since 1977
07.20 18:27: Yurivictor posts gruesome photo of theater back door
07.20 18:29: Vehicles left at Century 16 can't be removed after 7PM tonight.
07.20 18:35: Roger Ebert adds his thoughts about the tragedy
07.20 19:06: Colorado Governor says 70 people shot , not 71.
07.20 19:06: Colorado Governor: 11 still in critical condition; 30 in hospital overall.
07.20 19:07: Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Colorado on Monday, 09:30 local time - court officials
07.20 19:08: Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper: 70 total casualties in theater shooting; as of 3:30 pm MT, 11 in critical condition
07.20 19:09: Latest updates from Aurora officials
07.20 19:10: Aurora, Colorado Police Chief: Last of bodies removed from theatre after 5pm local time.
07.20 19:11: Press conference: Suspect purchased 3000 rounds .223, 3000 rounds of .40, 300 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun. Multiple magazines bought over the internet, including a 100 round drum magazine.
07.20 19:12: Aurora, CO Police Chief: Confirmed list of the 10 deceased should be available within the next hour. 70 people met with police and others at 4pm local -- those 70 have loved ones unaccounted for
07.20 19:14: Aurora, CO Police Chief: Five apartment buildings evacuated, including apartment building of the suspect. Officials are waiting for support from government before proceeding after finding jars of liquids, jars of mortar rounds.
07.20 19:15: Aurora, CO Police Chief: Suspect was originally from Riverside, CA.
07.20 19:18: Aurora, CO Police Chief: There will be a prayer vigil at 6:30 PM on Sunday
07.20 19:18: Aurora, CO Police Chief: Tip line is open at 720.913.STOP. Community information number: 303.739.1862
07.20 19:18: Aurora, CO Police Chief: If we had information about a motive, we would not share it with the press
07.20 19:20: Suspect is being held in Arapahoe County Jail; booking mug will not be released, police chief says
07.20 19:21: Aurora, CO Police Chief: "They rushed people out of that theatre into police cars. Our cops went through a lot." Chief visibly and understandably emotional, wellbeing of officers is a priority as well.
07.20 19:23: Aurora, CO Police Chief: Suspect has an attorney
07.20 19:28: Shelter is open at Aurora Central High School.
07.20 19:34: The Denver Post posts an interactive timeline.
07.20 19:40: Warner Bros. cancels personal appearances of Dark Knight cast and crew at Mexico and Japan premieres.
07.20 19:41: Jessica Gawhi's mom shares the last text from her minutes before she died
07.20 20:04: Multiple sources confirm Alex Sullivan has passed away. May he rest in peace.
07.20 20:05: /u/Tavman cleaned up the audio of the dispatch and posted it.
07.20 20:43: Current speculation is that the list of victims names will not be released until Saturday morning at the earliest, as police reach out to victims' families.
07.20 20:43: 9News video stream has confirmed that Holmes will be represented by 'one of the best' public defenders in the country.
07.20 20:50: /u/Tavman cleaned up the audio and posted the fire department dispatch.
07.20 21:16: /u/smileyman has posted a clean aggregate of all 7 reddit threads thus far and continues to update as we do Link
07.20 21:59: News9 video stream spoke with a gun salesman who confirmed that Holmes had dyed hair at the time of purchase.
07.20 22:15: Family of Alex Sullivan released a statement earlier today along with this picture.
07.20 22:15: /u/The_Time_Lord has provided a list of outlets for those wishing to write letters of correspondence or support to many involved in the tragedy (please use courtesy if you do choose to address any of those people)
07.20 22:25: Several news sources confirm 23 year-old Micayla Medek among deceased. source 1; source 2; source 3 may she rest in peace.
07.20 22:42: Though previously posted, many redactors have requested information about the firearms used by the suspect. Information can be found here.
07.20 22:47: New eyewitness video from theatre just after the shooting found on YouTube, depicting injured woman surrounded by several people.
07.21 02:49: At this time, it appears little to no breaking news has been revealed and seems unlikely that anything further will develop tonight. I am signing off for the night - I will update tomorrow at some point either by continuing to aggregate sources here or by pointing you all into the right direction. Thank you to all Redditors who contributed and helped monitor web traffic tirelessly throughout the day to get information out to the masses.
07.21 07:18: Westboro Baptist Church tweets about picketing the memorial service. Nice.
07.21 07:35: Jace Larson reports some media pushed back at suspect's Aurora house. Sources tell him officials are still a way off from going into apt.
07.21 07:40: TMZ says that the AdultFriendFinder site was legitimate. Corroborates the following posts on part 5: 3:33 PM, 3:40 PM, 3:51 PM (/u/MiKenning), 3:54 PM (/u/kevindqc), 4:07 PM, and this post by /u/joey5755, with help from /u/MiKenning for the comparisons being used by many news sources
07.21 07:42: Aurora PD is holding a media briefing at Peoria Street Media Staging at 8AM MDT
07.21 07:49: The father of sailor John Thomas Larimer confirms to CNN his son was 1 of the 12 people killed
07.21 07:55: Authorities considering detonating some of the explosive devices inside suspect James Holmes' home.
07.21 08:07: Sgt. Cassidee Carlson of Aurora PD is starting the media briefing, explaining the plans for the day. First stage is disarming the tripwire, which may involve a controlled detonation. Second stage is disposal, where the devices will be transported by sand trucks to a different location where the devices will be safely detonated. Third stage is the investigative phase.
07.21 08:15: Aurora PD says they plan to get into the suspect's apartment within the next hour
07.21 08:15: Aurora PD says they prefer to disable trip wire without intentional detonation to preserve evidence
07.21 08:23: Peoria St will be shut down at times. Public safety, evidence preservation are highest priorities, "situation is fluid."
07.21 08:37: Investigators have deployed air-quality monitors around suspect's booby-trapped apartment
07.21 09:44: Trauma surgeon Dr. Bob Snyder at Medical Center of Aurora says 1 ICU patient will possibly be moved today to regular floor
07.21 10:23: Aurora police to hold press briefing at 10:35 AM local. No questions will be taken. Aurora PD also released their latest updates .
07.21 10:24: The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office has identified all 12 victims of the shootings early Friday at the Century Aurora 16 complex and completed autopsies on half of the dead, authorities say.
07.21 10:35: Aurora PD: "We have been successful in defeating the first threat. First trip wire is disabled." /u/shankee: more on James Holmes
07.21 10:36: Second phase at suspect's apartment may involve detonation, Aurora police say
07.21 10:55: Explanation of the tripwires from the Washington Post.
integ3r is back. Getting caught up right now, give me a couple minutes
07.21 11:28: Watch the bomb squad attempt to disable the explosives live. They are trying to disable the central detonator after delaying to this morning.
07.21 11:32: /u/doglover3333: Hospital security detains dad enraged over child’s murder in theater shooting
07.21 11:34: /u/sup3rsloth: Peoria Street closed, reverse 911 Calls going out, controlled detonation in 15 minutes
07.21 11:35: Three air horn blasts will be warning of detonation.
07.21 11:38: Detonation will begin shortly.
07.21 11:40: Detonation was successful, according to the Aurora PD. More information on first and second stages of explosion: According to CBS News, the first stage involved two types of liquid mixing together via a tripwire.
07.21 11:45: Peoria open to traffic.
07.21 11:48: Just saw /u/The_Time_Lord's post listing every possible organization that would be able to help. Thanks!
07.21 12:12: /u/shankee: Possibility of more controlled detonations. We will keep you updated. Peoria Street is OPEN. source
07.21 12:14: /u/shankee: @KristenPainter tweets: 30 black, softball-sized IEDs found primarily in living room of the 800 sq. ft. apartment. Story update soon on @denverpost"
07.21 12:16: /u/shankee: @jacelarson tweets: Police just told us that they think they have eliminated the threat. Clarification: "They told me that there are still hazards that remained inside but they don't expect to have to do another controlled detonation."
07.21 12:25: /u/cachemon3y finds a post from NY Daily News: "urora shooting suspect James Holmes jailed in solitary: 'All the inmates were talking about killing him'" - apologies that this wasn't posted before, multiple people submitted it!
07.21 12:32: Had an email from CU Denver Police forwarded to me. Originally timestamped July 20, 2012 11:41 AM MDT.
Many of you have noticed the increased police on campus as a result of the tragic movie theater
shooting. Our thoughts are focused the patients and the families who have lost loved ones.
The alleged shooter involved, James Holmes, spent time as a graduate student at the Anschutz
Medical Campus. He voluntarily left in June 2012, his building access was then terminated and he
was in the process of completing withdrawal paperwork. He is currently in police custody and we do
not believe he has been on campus since mid-June. While at this point the University Police have no
to reason to believe that our students or staff are at risk, out of an abundance of caution, we are
asking all non-essential campus personnel in RC-1 North and South, and RC 2 to leave the campus
and/or not report to work. Our police have walked the buildings and believe that there is no reason to
be concerned. However, we have specially-trained dogs that will be arriving shortly to add another
level of assurance.
07.21 12:45: /u/yeevee: Illinois sailor John Larimer was youngest of five children. Also: /u/slayerboy finds a tweet: Birthday balloons for shooting victim Alex Sullivan
07.21 12:53: @RedCrossDenver tweets: About 40 adults & 43 children have checked in to our shelter due to evacuations in area of #theatershooting man's apt"
07.21 13:02: Friends leave birthday card for Alex Sullivan, killed on his 27th birthday
07.21 13:04: "@9NEWS Police psychologist: Theater shooting 'shattered comfort zones'
07.21 13:12: /u/yesgirl compiled the latest updates from the Aurora Police Department.
We have been successful in disabling a second triggering device through a controlled detonation.
Although NOT certain – we are hopeful we have eliminated the remaining major threats.
However, we will not know for sure until we enter the apartment.
Many hazards remain inside. We will continue to be at this location for hours collecting evidence and mitigating those hazards.
In the event that more triggering devices are found, there is a possibility of more controlled disruptions to occur.
Official updates will continue to come through our twitter account: @aurorapd.
More information on today’s operation on Paris Street will be addressed at 2:00 PM.
Another detonation. Looked successful. Apparently this was just a replay. See /u/savelatin's post here for evidence.
07.21 13:21: Aurora shooting suspect Holmes was summer 2008 cabin counselor at Camp Max Straus in Glendale, camp confirms. twitter, source
07.21 13:22: /u/shankee: @wsazcarriecline tweets: Now that main booby traps detonated, bomb squad will begin slow process of checking drawers, doors for other bombs
07.21 13:24: /u/shankee uploads video of
detonation #2. detonation #1
07.21 13:29: /u/slayerboy: More news on AdultFriendFinder.
Apparently James Holmes knew how to use Photoshop, because his profile picture was edited. EDIT: This may actually be a poster. [maybe NSFW]
07.21 13:53: /u/shankee: @kktv11news tweets: We will be airing the Aurora #TheaterShooting press conference live at 2 p.m. on KKTV and http://kktv.com
07.21 13:55: I found a forum with links to the radio dispatch recordings.
07.21 14:00: /u/shankee: 2 PM Press Conference is being pushed back to 2:10 PM MDT at the AMC. Also: Identity of sixth person out of 12 killed in #theatershooting released: AJ Boik. 7pm vigil at Gateway HS
07.21 14:06: /u/graememcc: Checking PMs, here's some interesting stuff about Holmes' car
07.21 14:13: 2 minute warning for press conference.
07.21 14:15: Press conference starting.
07.21 14:21: /u/shankee: @ANCALERTS tweets: Aurora, CO Mayor Steve Hogan on #theatershooting victims: We will do whatever it takes to try to help them
07.21 14:26: More information about the booby traps (summarizing, here). Local bomb squad in Colorado has lots of technical expertise. They routinely collaborate with the FBI, and collaborated with the FBI's national assets for the devices in the apartment.
Made entry with a robot, skillfully driven by an Adams CO bomb tech
Got rid of a tripwire across the front door
Neutralized an oxidizer and fuel inside
Saw multiple containers with accelerants, wires, and fuses
"Went very, very well," and threat was "significantly reduced"
Families will be allowed back in homes by tomorrow
Will be an ongoing operation
07.21 14:35: Oates (again, summarizing): "Large volume of commercial deliveries over past 4 months" to Holmes' home and work addresses (thanks, /u/dino4). 84 leads as result of tips to tip line at 720-913-STOP. Search of theater completed, no hazards there. Removed all personal effects left behind in theater. Theatre will be handed back to business owners on Wednesday. Hopeful to get back to normal patrol operations at 5 PM MDT on July 21. Also a confirmation that Holmes did not get any materials from Anschutz Medical Center.
07.21 14:38: /u/yeevee: Conversation moves online: Social media plays growing role in reporting tragedy
07.21 14:40: Oates: Not talking about motives. FBI behavioral analysis unit is involved in the investigation. Also, "this apartment was designed to kill whoever entered it. If you think we're angry, we sure as hell are angry." Hopeful that people will be able to return to homes sometime this evening. Coroner expecting to release an official list of all victims (thanks, /u/c0reyann)
07.21 14:42: Mike Garcia is talking. NY Fire department sent some counselors to help. Denver Metro Area is still a safe area. Doesn't want the senseless act of one man to make it difficult for people to move on.
07.21 14:50: /u/c0reyann posts an album about the shootings, including another yearbook photo.
07.21 14:51: /u/flippo: "everything is pointing toward a State prosecution on all charges" - also, loud music brought up again
07.21 14:55: Reporters visibly annoying Oates with their questions.
07.21 14:57: Press conference ends
07.21 15:06: /u/shankee: Family of AJ Boik releases a statement.
07.21 15:24: Going AFK for a bit. Got the following from /u/hueypriest about this post disappearing.
Should be fixed now. Sorry about that. Self-text spam filter gets a bit fickle sometimes with a lot of links and stuff.
07.21 15:41: /u/flanwagon, and others: Holmes has an attorney: Aurora shooting suspect gets head of public defender's office as his defense lawyer
07.21 15:52: /u/EvolDave posts the official coroner's list. It's a screenshot from KDVR associate Justin Joseph.
07.21 16:16: Back. Trying to update things.
07.21 16:39: CNN just covered Holmes' AdultFriendFinder profile. According to them, the FBI is investigating it. Screenshots of the profile originally came from the #theatreshooting IRC.
07.21 16:42: /u/nwcuts: Aurora woman recalls refusing apartment to suspect James Holmes.
07.21 17:03: More information about Holmes' weapon purchases.
07.21 17:16: Some relevant information posted Jul 21 10:35 AM.
"Let’s just say he hasn’t shown any remorse," a jail employee told the Daily News. "He thinks he’s acting in a movie."
A released inmate said Holmes' behavior behind bars was increasingly irrational. "He was spitting at the door and spitting at the guards," the inmate told The News. "He's spitting at everything. Dude was acting crazy."
"All the inmates were talking about killing him," Wayne Medley, 24, said as he left the facility. "Everyone was looking for an opportunity. It’s all they could talk about." Freed inmate Dima Danilov, 22, said the suspect’s face was covered with a red towel when he arrived at the jail about two hours after 12 people were killed and 58 wounded inside an Aurora, Colo., multiplex.
07.21 17:40: /u/zerox600: @AuroraPD tweets that all hazards have been removed from Paris St.
07.21 17:50: Reorganizing posts. Give me a second.
07.21 18:05: Done. Some stuff may have been shifted around, and Part 7 will be updated pretty soon.
07.21 18:20: Bomb squad runs a controlled detonation of materials removed from Holmes' apartment.
07.21 18:25: /u/pandarapist posts some pictures of the detonation. Another
07.21 18:43: /u/cjacobs18: More pictures of Holmes released.
07.21 19:00: Going to get dinner. Be back around 8:00 PM MDT. Thanks, guys.
07.21 20:20: Back, a little late. I've been on IRC for a while. Getting caught back up.
07.21 20:49: /u/aggie1391: Missouri business says it sold weapons to Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes
07.21 20:50: Video from AP about a witness. Also, /u/bonked_or_maybe_not links a KDVR article about one of Holmes' neighbors. "I'm counting my lucky stars."
07.21 20:52: /u/LiquidPoint posts a 9News video of the explosive detonation. Alternate copy from /u/onlyiknow.
07.21 20:53: /u/yeevee: @justinjoseph tweets: Exclusive: Police search for a "person of interest" in #theatershooting. Details at 9.
07.21 21:00: /u/bonked_or_maybe_not: Testimony from a survivor. "He helped protect my wife."
07.21 21:08: /u/cachemon3y: President Obama will land at Buckley Air Force Base at 3:40 PM to meet with the families of the victims. source
07.21 21:10: /u/bonked_or_maybe_not: More witness testimony, and some raw radio traffic from the shooting.
07.21 21:15: /u/cachemon3y: More confirmation that Holmes has red hair.
07.21 21:19: /u/cachemon3y: More information about the "person of interest" from @justinjoseph: "Sources tell me someone called from person of interest's phone and threatened violence if Holmes is not released."
07.21 21:31: Details about "person of interest" coming out from @justinjoseph (thanks, /u/awiley)
Neighbors of person of interest "Haven't seen him since morning of shooting". Police have issued an alert to find and detain him.
Neighbors: Person-of interest's home has been under surveillance since shooting.
Sources: Person-of-interest and shooter knew each other frm Anschutz where both were earning advanced degrees in Bio and Neuroscience
07.21 21:50: KDVR will update the "person of interest" story. initial link. Took a Facebook screengrab.
07.21 22:02: More information about the Person of Interest has been dug up. I'm holding off on posting it until we find more details.
07.21 22:22: Please don't post Facebook details. Reddit rules on personal information still apply, since this person's link to Holmes hasn't been completely solidified yet.
07.21 22:27: /u/fiffers: Before and after massacre, puzzles line suspect's path
/u/laaabaseball digs up a possible Amazon comment by James Holmes. Mentions the AR-15. What on earth... (this is really speculative, beware) Probably not.
07.21 22:57: /u/pandarapist: More photos surfacing from inside the apartment. source
07.21 23:07: /u/zzqqr: Poster in Holmes' room references this.
07.21 23:10: /u/upsydaidee posts some interesting analysis of the "person of interest update. See below. Scroll to 2:50 in the video to see.
During the 9:50pm update that I watched, a neighbor reported that a woman lived there as well. Always dressed professional. Then out of nowhere, she left the house wearing construction gear.
07.21 23:14: /u/zzqqr: High-res version of the poster in Holmes' room found.
07.21 23:25: /u/forceduse: Picture of the 6 year old shooting victim posted by her family. Very sad. Please continue to keep all of the victims in your thoughts.
07.21 23:27: /u/hndinglove79: Person of interest has been interviewed.
07.21 23:32: Just found an HTML5 timeline of James Holmes' life from The Denver Post. Doesn't have too much information on it, but useful if you're just getting on and don't want to read through all the posts.
07.21 23:33: Netsplit on IRC. Try reconnecting.
07.21 23:35: /u/yutfree: Just found a picture of tomorrow's Denver Post.
07.21 23:53: Slow news, everyone.
07.22 00:03: /u/jdvrider: More info about the shooter's drug intake before the shooting. Some thoughts from pharmicist redditor /u/jpadamt.
07.22 00:07: Since the news has been slow, here are some reactions to the shooting by YouTube personalities: Jonathan Paula, more coming in
07.22 00:12: /u/chechnya + /u/xPoPHD: Booking info for James Holmes at Arapahoe County Jail. Resource: Degrees of murder in the US
07.22 00:17: /u/bonked_or_maybe_not: "one of the press conf. mentioned '30 or so arial shells' [in Holmes' apartment] which to me sounded like typical class-C fireworks"
07.22 00:20: /u/forceduse: NY Times Sunday News: Don't jump to conclusions about the killer
07.22 00:24: /u/xPoPHD, from Las Vegas, NV: "When I went to see TDKR yesterday, there was a worker checking [exit doors] and I thought it was kind of funny because I doubt someone would do the same exact thing [as the shooter]."
07.22 00:39: /u/yutfree: A first-hand account from the blog of someone at the shooting. And another one.
07.22 01:18: More slow news.
07.22 01:30: Some more recap posts from /u/legalize_meth:
New details about Jessica Ghawi's final moments
A man saw Holmes getting a scope installed on his gun on July 1. He had pink hair and was acting out of it.
Man describes from his hospital bed him and his friend getting shot by the killer
Bag checks at theatres in the UK
Another victim's story emerges. Man shot but tries to help woman and her child during the ordeal.
Victim shares his story from hospital bed.
Some stories about people being evacuated from the suspect's apartment building that night
11 people still in critical condition. 6 members of military injured in shooting. 7 Red Robin employees
Jessica Ghwai's brother and friend talk about her to the media
Alex Sullivan's father releases statement about his son
More background information about the suspect
07.22 01:55: /u/lurkeralurking: Multiple things removed from Holmes' apartment.
07.22 02:41: Slow news right now. /u/hanz333: Article about second person of interest posted on Twitchy. TMZ reports a potential match.com profile (/u/ohmylordylord). The TMZ post is WAY unconfirmed and may be inaccurate for what we know now.
07.22 03:06: /u/lurkeralurking: Suspect's car being towed from the theatre. Asks, "what's with all the tape?"
07.22 03:08: Going to bed, be back in the morning. Interesting reports from IRC of his Xbox Live gamertag being found and being reported to authorities immediately.
07.22 06:29: /u/shankee: Aurora gunman's assault rifle jammed during shooting, forcing him to use a less powerful weapon.
07.22 08:46: /u/shankee: Anonymous plans on shielding the memorial from the Westboro Baptist Church.
07.22 09:30: Back. Segment on CNN about this reddit thread may be airing soon.
07.22 10:12: /u/L-J-N: Fox News: Holmes' gun club application was denied.
07.22 10:47: /u/goobergal: More information about James Holmes as a camp counselor.
07.22 11:15: Official poster for the prayer vigil.
07.22 11:43: /u/legalize_meth: Proposal between couple separated during the shooting
07.22 11:44: /u/clapyrhands: Anne Hathaway speaks out about the murders
07.22 11:55: /u/shankee: @denverpost tweets: Hickenlooper: Tougher gun laws would not have stopped Aurora #theatershooting's alleged gunman
07.22 12:00: /u/shankee: @WBTVWebChris tweets: More coming out about #theatershooting victims - 12 different people - all young and said to have died saving others - factcheck: doesn't take into account Gordon Cowden, 51
07.22 12:02: /u/shankee: AP VIDEO: Pope Benedict says he is deeply shocked by Colorado #theatershooting
07.22 12:07: /u/shankee: Picture of crosses atop the hill near the theatre. A poster thanking the Aurora PD.
07.22 12:14: /u/shankee: @ryanparkerdp tweets: Police told me it will most likely be Tuesday before residents are allowed to return to apartments.
07.22 12:15: /u/shankee: Same account: Police told me door of Holmes' apartment screwed shut until FBI, ATF officials arrive later today. #theatershooting
07.22 12:24: /u/shankee: Same account: Neighbor who lives across the hall of Holmes' just told me Holmes had recently dyed hair red.
07.22 12:27: /u/shankee: Legal challenges in the case against shooting suspect James Holmes.
07.22 12:30: /u/shankee: @denverpost tweets: Holmes didn't study, but still got A's.
07.22 13:04: /u/shankee: Newspaper frontpages from after the tragedy.
07.22 13:07: /u/clapyrhands: School Investigating Suspect’s Deliveries
07.22 13:37: /u/blueboybob: Reddit post of an organ donor
from the shooting saving someone else's life. Amazing story.
With that, I'm going to take a break for lunch. I'm thinking of ending this timeline tonight or tomorrow morning, any suggestions are welcome. Thinking of keeping this going through the Monday court hearings.
07.22 14:46: Back. /u/shankee: Here are the 12 stories told by families and friends of those who died at the Aurora shooting. Also: "The Dark Knight Rises" on track to earn $160 million this weekend following mass shooting in Colorado.
07.22 14:53: /u/shankee posts a link. Confirmed that there will be a camera in the court.
07.22 15:06: /u/palsar: Photos of Holmes' tactical gear.
07.22 15:30: /u/shankee: President Obama has landed at Buckley AFB. He will meet with survivors and family members from the #theatershooting. Watch it live.
07.22 16:00: /u/shankee: @CNNValencia tweets: 27-year-old victim John Larimer of the US Navy will be buried with full military honors
07.22 16:04: /u/shankee: @MaggieCNN tweets: Obama will make a statement after he visits with families in Aurora, CO at 5:30 PM MDT.
07.22 16:11: /u/shankee: A Batman poster and a laptop were retrieved from Holmes' apartment.
07.22 16:17: /u/shankee: More news about the human wall.
07.22 16:52: Aurora residents return home after the evacuation
07.22 17:00: /u/shankee: Obama will not utter the name of the shooter.
07.22 17:07: /u/Kaladin_Stormblessed: Holmes' gun jammed during the shooting.
07.22 17:08: /u/shankee: More news about the human wall to keep out the WBC. @PolishedMoon tweets: Westboro is officially on its way. We are forming the wall now.
07.22 17:15: /u/shankee: Picture of the wall uploaded.
07.22 17:28: /u/shankee: Low-res video of the wall.
07.22 17:50: Getting more pictures. Posting them soon.
07.22 17:54: Posting an imgur album of the vigil from /u/aslan69.
07.22 17:55: /u/shankee: @Coloradoan_TH tweets: There is a heavy police presence for tonight's #theatershooting service, and many officers are carrying gas masks strapped to their legs.
07.22 18:06: /u/cachemon3y: More photos of the vigil.
07.22 18:08: /u/shankee: @DenverSportNews tweets: Eric Decker, Brian Dawkins and five other Broncos visit Aurora survivors today
07.22 18:19: /u/aslan69: Panorama of the vigil site
Vigil is going. Live feed This link was for President Obama's speech. KWGN will be covering the vigil.
07.22 18:35: President will speak in 2 minutes.
07.22 18:36: Theater will be closed for several days, according to 7News.
07.22 18:42: President Obama is speaking. transcript; video
07.22 18:48: /u/shankee: Picture of the Denver Broncos at an Aurora hospital. Imgur album
07.22 18:53: Link to a live stream of the vigil.
07.22 20:06: Taking a little break from reddit. Be back within the hour.
07.22 21:12: Back and posting news.
07.22 21:30: /u/Yelly: Holmes apparently did research into neurological disorders and human psychology.
For his part while at Salk, Holmes wrote in his resume that he designed a computer program to illustrate temporary perceptions of causality and programmed a flicker fusion utility.
Holmes was listed as making a presentation in May about Micro DNA Biomarkers in a class named "Biological Basis of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders."
07.22 21:45: SPECULATION: Interesting Facebook post from musician cEvin Key about a possible encounter with Holmes.
07.22 21:54: Again, news is sort of slow. Here are some recap updates, though.
/u/nilicule: Earnings of TDKR over the first opening weekend: $160M
/u/nilicule: Victim Ashley Moser is pregnant, in a hospital, and is in critical condition. Condition of the unborn baby is officially unknown.
07.22 23:05: Video of Holmes at the science camp overlayed with an interview with an FBI profiler.
07.23 00:10: Going to bed. Be back for tomorrow's hearing.
07.23 07:21: /u/shankee: Media vans outside the courthouse.
07.23 07:59: /u/shankee: Picture of lines outside the courthouse; police on roof.
07.23 09:13: @AmaABC7 tweets: DA will hold a news conference after this morning's court hearing for the #theatershooting suspect James Holmes.
07.23 09:30: Hearing is starting. See 9News for the livestream.
07.23 10:21: /u/error9900: Video from CNN of Holmes in court.
07.23 10:47: /u/mildamusement: Building 500 on the Anschutz Campus has been on lock down since 6:42am. A suspicious package was found in the building. Confirm on ucdenver.edu alerts. Security on campus has said the package was from Holmes and addressed to someone on campus. I work in the building and am waiting for entry. source; some pictures from /u/mangoesmangoes; CORROBORATED
07.23 11:25: /u/beezwacks: 9News posts a brief article about the package.
07.23 11:30: Must have missed it before, but here is more info about Holmes as a student intern.
07.23 12:08: /u/mildamusement: Update on the situation with the suspicious package: Building 500 Cleared and open to staff and students as of just before noon MST. I will update if I hear anything but I must work now. Media is on site.
07.23 12:21: Full video of hearing posted by 9News.
07.23 12:41: /u/shankee: @9News tweets: We expect to hear from the attorney of the suspect's family this afternoon from San Diego, 1pm
MDT PDT, 2 PM MDT; fixed by @KeliRabon.
07.23 12:44: /u/gweebah: Post from yesterday in /r/Assistance about Caleb Medley, a victim in critical condition.
07.23 12:49: /u/shankee: Holmes was never aggressive, according to a classmate
07.23 13:05: /u/shankee: @ABC7 tweets: Victim Ashley Moser's unborn baby is alive, step-brother confirms. Moser's 6-y/o daughter was killed in the shooting
07.23 13:23: /u/shankee: Expectation that we will learn more about the suspicious package. Approaching it with an "abundance of caution."
07.23 13:30: /u/shankee: UC Denver leaders to address media on #theatershooting suspect's time in PhD program. List of speakers in press conference. live here
07.23 13:34: /u/shankee: CU Denver: removed a suspicious package, was normal. But now 2nd package being looked at. Follow @jeremyjojola for updates.
07.23 13:39: /u/shankee: Holmes didn't give a reason for leaving university.
07.23 14:15: Summarizing Anschutz press conference; many updates from @jeremyjojola
/u/beezwacks: 6 students in the program Holmes was in per year. Very rare for any student in this program not to get a PhD. Extremely difficult to get into the program.
/u/wifeofgloin: Holmes' access to the campus buildings was apparently terminated on
July June 10.
/u/jailo: Packages can be delivered directly to the students with no logs
/u/shankee: Labs in which Holmes worked don't have any missing chemicals
Holmes did not fill in reason for leaving university on withdrawal forms. Very unusual for student to withdrawal from program.
University says its confident it handled Holmes appropriately before the incident.
The package that turned out to be normal raised concern because it was unexpected.
Two packages: One slipped under door of building 500, one came into central mail facility. No confirmation either was from Holmes.
07.23 14:20: /u/bonked_or_maybe_not: Summarizing family press conference. Apparently, ABC News took the mother's "you have the right man" statement out of context. Family lawyer takes questions.
07.23 14:30: /u/shankee + /u/savelatin: Booking photo of Holmes just released.
07.23 15:03: /u/alphanovember: Posting this from earlier. Oates said a piece of equipment in Holmes’ elaborate gear — he wouldn’t specify which piece — struck one of the responding officers as irregular.
07.23 15:08: News has slowed down a little, I'm getting lunch.
07.23 15:09: /u/shankee: @DomCBS4 tweets: Caleb and Katie Medley's son will be named Hugo Jackson Medley. Hoping for a quick recovery for Caleb so he can meet the new addition.
07.23 15:14: /u/shankee: @KyleClark tweets: Family of Jonathan Blunk asks we distribute this photo
07.23 15:36: /u/shankee: @CJSFoundation tweets: Candle-lighting ceremony for survivors of shooting Tuesday, July 24th at 7:00pm at Heart for the World Church.
07.23 15:53: /u/shankee: @CBSDenver tweets: University Hospital updates us, says 2 patients have improved and are no longer in critical condition. Newsroom cheers. link - got confused, merged the last two posts
07.23 16:39: /u/rabidninja: ABC is sticking to their original story about what Holmes' mother said.
07.23 18:25: /u/mavky: Holmes apparently was using evidence bags placed over his hands as puppets.
07.23 18:53: /u/shankee: All court documents available for the Holmes case, posted at 4:32 PM.
/u/the_scriptic: More information about Holmes released, including confirmation that he was covered in red paint. No more links from the Daily News. That one has inaccuracies, including the mention of a deceased as present at the court hearing. (thanks, /u/onlyiknow1, and everyone on IRC)
07.23 20:08: /u/mavky: US Senate observes a moment of silence for the victims
07.23 21:16: /u/Nightwing500: Gag order keeping PD from releasing more details.
07.23 22:13: 9News posts a tribute video for the victims of the shooting.
07.23 23:36: Lungs donated to shooting victim didn't come from other victim. Slightly corrects 1:37 on Part 11.
07.24 06:40: /u/shankee: More information about Holmes' booby trapped apartment, including 10 gallons of gasoline and 30 homemade grenades
07.24 07:11: /u/nilicule: Gun sales are up since the tragedy.
07.24 08:09: @ryanparkerdp tweets: Back at Holmes' apartment. FBI & Aurora detectives "scanning" inside. Still no word if residents will be allowed to return.
07.24 08:21: /u/shankee: @abc7newsBayArea tweets: Warner Brothers will announce details of what it calls a substantial donation to help victims of the Colorado #theatershooting.
07.24 08:23: /u/gcp81: Holmes was not on drugs at yesterday's court hearing.
07.24 08:31: /u/shankee: Cartoons reflecting on the shooting start to appear.
07.24 08:32: /u/shankee: Huffington Post reposts Deadmau5 blasting Tricia Evans for insensitive joke about the shootings
07.24 08:36: /u/shankee: @RyanParkerDP tweets: Police told me they're not done with Holmes' apartment. No guarantee residents will be able to return today.
07.24 08:38: Cameras being set up around Holmes' apartment.
07.24 09:06: /u/shankee: @9NEWS tweets: 3 arrested in separate 'Dark Knight' incidents
07.24 09:57: /u/shankee: @DomCBS4 tweets: Caleb & Katie Medley's baby was born at 7:11 am. His name is Hugo. Caleb is still recovering from his gunshot wound to head.
07.24 10:00: /u/shankee: @KDVR tweets: Funds donated for Aurora shooting victims reaches nearly $2 million
07.24 10:39: /u/shankee: @bwillie tweets: EMC for #theatershooting suspect charges on Monday have been denied, only video will be file video from yesterday
07.24 10:46: /u/shankee: Lawmakers in Congress pushing for new gun control policies.
07.24 11:02: /u/shankee: Swedish thanks the Denver Broncos for visiting patients.
07.24 11:23: /u/nilicule: Wired posts a story explaining how federal agents can't track stockpiled guns.
07.24 11:59: /u/MiKenning, /u/bonked_or_maybe_not, /u/geoffda59, and /u/savelatin compile a comprehensive list of prices for Holmes' gear, ammo, and weapons.
07.24 12:08: /u/shankee: @CBS6 tweets: Warner Brothers donating $1 million to shooting victims. Great news!
07.24 12:50: /u/shankee: Aurora Medical Center posts an update.
07.24 13:03: /u/shankee: @jbendery tweets: House just held a moment of silence for Colorado shooting victims.
07.24 14:27: /u/Mafy19: @ryanparkerdp tweets: Christian Bale is in town visiting victims.
07.24 15:24: /u/SirPhobos1 shares an email from someone he bought a Game of Thrones DVD from in Aurora.
07.24 17:22: /u/nyc93gal: Holmes was in fact spitting at correction officers.
07.24 18:30: /u/shankee: Picture of Christian Bale visiting the shooting victims.
07.24 19:18: Future of the theater's site is currently unknown. (note: Richard Castaldo, a victim of the Columbine shooting, is not dead, as the article says: thanks, /u/clapyrhands)
07.24 19:49: /u/derphurr finds sources for all of Holmes' weapons.
07.24 21:37: /u/nyc93gal: Neighbors of Holmes apparently still out of their apartments
07.24 22:36: /u/derphurr posts a picture summary of the parking lot and Holmes' car.
07.24 23:53: Holmes may be not as smart as some may have thought. Also: Neuroscientist David Eagleman from the Salk Institute offers speculation about Holmes' mental state. We'll keep investigating.
07.25 01:43: /u/chronicligua: "Victims' civil lawsuits may have little chance"
07.25 02:11: /u/derphurr: More information about the explosives in Holmes' apartment.
07.25 02:22: /u/nilicule: Father of just-born child could face $2 million in medical bills
07.25 10:22: /u/brp554: Fox News states that one of the suspicious packages contained a notebook with illustrations of the massacre. EDIT: Click the "Inside the mind of James Holmes" link - excellent analysis
07.25 10:34: /u/fu_Llobo: WebSleuths forum about the case.
07.25 12:00: /u/nyc93gal: Holmes asks how 'The Dark Knight' ends. /u/burningthroughtime: Full video of Holmes' science presentation.
07.25 15:21: /u/derphurr: More information about the package and speculation about Holmes' plans.
07.25 15:39: Whoa! Fox News may have corroborated this early comment from Part 12 (10:47 AM). Additional links: 9News, Denver Post.
Building 500 on the Anschutz Campus has been on lock down since 6:42am. A suspicious package was found in the building. Confirm on ucdenver.edu alerts. Security on campus has said the package was from Holmes and addressed to someone on campus (unconfirmed).
07.25 19:00: /u/btfl_nonsense: Children's Hospital waives medical costs for shooting victims. /u/kbones: The package from Holmes did not arrive on July 12. /u/mangoesmangoes: Holmes may not have been spitting in jail.
07.25 20:00: /u/palsar: Holmes' neighbors allowed home. Pictures of boarded windows. Construction worker reports that it looks vacant.
07.25 21:00: /u/nyc93gal: Yearbook photo of Holmes released.
07.25 21:28: /u/nyc93gal: Holmes left apartment in mornings to practice shooting.
07.25 22:02: /u/GigiX77: Aurora victim released from hospital, forgives and feels sorrow for Holmes
07.25 22:25: /u/FFKm: James Holmes, in the 5th grade, from his teacher's perspective
07.26 11:04: /u/milkyshakey: Amended gag order issued; other court docs
07.26 15:48: /u/btfl_nonsense: CU Denver gets a gag order.
07.27 09:00: /u/bethanyj: CNN posts a 3D recreation of the shooting.
07.27 09:30: /u/emmaus13: UNCONFIRMED: Thoughts on James Holmes from someone who apparently knows him.
07.27 13:18: /u/kbones: Documents filed today say that Holmes was a patient of the psychiatrist he sent the package to.
07.30 10:30: /u/nyc93gal: 142 charges filed against Holmes.