Booking photo of Holmes on the morning of July 20, 2012
|Born||December 13, 1987 |
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Other names||Jimmy Holmes|
|Education||Bachelor of Science(neuroscience)|
|Known for||Suspect in mass shooting|
|Criminal status||Jailed, pending trial|
Century 16 at Town Center at Aurora, scene of the shooting
Aurora theater shooting
Holmes is suspected of having killed 12 and wounded 58 in the 2012 Aurora, Colorado, USA cinema shooting, on July 20, 2012, with multiple guns after setting off several gas or smoke canisters. The police arrested an unresisting Holmes behind the Century 16cinema, next to his car. The responding officers recovered several guns from inside the car and the theater. According to two federal authorities, Holmes had dyed his hair red and called himself "The Joker". Once apprehended, Holmes told the police that he had booby-trapped his apartment with explosive devices before heading to the theater. Police later confirmed the presence of explosives in the apartment. A month before the shooting, Holmes had applied to join a private gun range, which was denied.