Cinema gunman called himself 'the Joker'

2012-07-20 22:12

Aurora - New York City's police commissioner says the gunman in the Colorado cinema rampage had painted his hair red and called himself the Joker - the villain from the Batman movies.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said on Friday that he had been briefed about the shootings that killed 12 and wounded 59 others at a showing of the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises at a suburban Denver theatre.

Kelly and his spokesperson did not say who briefed him.

Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates would not confirm the information about suspected gunman James Holmes, but confirmed he had spoken to Kelly.

The two used to work together in New York.

  • chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-20 22:24

    Told ya but you all gave me thumbs down...

      khashane.malatji - 2012-07-20 23:34

      Heath Legde rise frm dead

      jaco.faling - 2012-07-20 23:45


      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-21 02:48

      O, Why would that be Jaco???

      wt.echoridgetimes - 2012-07-24 12:19

      Was the movie any good?

  • Roberto Deniro - 2012-07-20 22:42

    that's what american movies teach. to kill

      randall.j.coetzee - 2012-07-21 12:12


  • Siyabonga Mkhwanazi - 2012-07-20 23:22

    Dont blame a movie for someone's mental illness. i dont see people flying off building because they see Batman doing it.

      brian.exmachina - 2012-07-23 07:47 Unfortunately some people eagerly copy what they see in movies. While in this example it is children, adults who aren't right in the head also do it. I'm not blaming Hollywood, but to claim that repeatedly viewing people getting killed and tortured in movies has no effect on your psyche is silly. I think most of us can remember crying at something from a movie when we were younger that now we wouldn't blink an eye at. It's called desensitization, and like most things it has a bigger effect on some than others. If only we could detect beforehand which people would turn out psychopathic!

  • ryan.a.smith.3958 - 2012-07-20 23:52

    jeez he totally doesnt look like a maniac killer .. goes to show ..

      Likeitis Insa - 2012-07-21 06:53

      Hum, and how so? .... Profiling are we?

  • rude.awakning - 2012-07-21 06:24

    pro gun lobby, gun free lobby! You both have valid points to argue! In the meantime my heart goes out to the families who lost loved ones to both sides! ....'' give a man a GUN, and soonesr or later he will find reason to use it, albeit the wrong ONE!''

  • ahmed.baker.92 - 2012-07-21 07:42

    Surprise they didn't says muslim .terrorist and that he got training,Abroad .

  • victor.tamaranui - 2012-07-21 08:39

    Damned Savage.......

  • visko.vandermerwe - 2012-07-21 10:40

    All his guns were LEGALLY purchased. That's totally legal in America.'s against the law to smoke a little joint there! Go figure.

  • randall.j.coetzee - 2012-07-21 12:16

    Apartheid's fault... Oh sorry, thought it happened in south africa

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