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Police Looking for Second “Person of Interest” in Theater Shooting
KDVR Fox 31 Denver ^ | Saturday, July 22, 2012 | Justin Joseph

Posted on 07/21/2012 10:54:09 PM PDT by kristinn

Sources tell FOX31 Denver reporter Justin Joseph that a second man is now a person-of-interest in the Aurora theater shooting investigation. We are not disclosing his identity because he has not been charged.

Twelve people were killed and 58 injured early Friday when James Egan Holmes allegedly opened fire inside the crowded theater.

Neighbors of the person of interest say for the past two days there have been SWAT team and police cars in their alley and unmarked cars in street.

“He’s been there about a year,” said one neighbor.

Agents showed up again this morning.

“I woke up this morning with cops still here trying to look inside his home. At 5:00 a.m. cops showed-up and asked me about (him).”

Sources tell Justin Joseph someone made a call from the person of interest’s phone threatening violence if James Egan Holmes was not released from jail. That call prompted police to issue an alert to find and detain him.

(Excerpt) Read more at kdvr.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: jameseganholmes; jamesholmes; manhunt; phonethreat; threat
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1 posted on 07/21/2012 10:54:20 PM PDT by kristinn
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In the early hours, there was word of a second suspect.


2 posted on 07/21/2012 10:56:51 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: kristinn

About a year? Isn’t that close to the same amount of time Holmes has been there? Knew him from CA?


3 posted on 07/21/2012 10:57:11 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: kristinn

Wow, you never know what twists this kind of thing will take.

Thanks Kristinn for posting this update.


4 posted on 07/21/2012 10:59:57 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: kristinn

Maybe it’s the guy who let him in the emergency door. It’s on Drudge. Makes sense. Somebody had to let him in. Apparently some dude with a cell phone in the front row took a call, got up, went to the emergency door, came back, sat down, moments later dick wad enters and starts murdering people.


5 posted on 07/21/2012 11:01:13 PM PDT by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: kristinn

So there was a second person involved after all? Wow. This would change the case.


6 posted on 07/21/2012 11:01:42 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: RacerX1128

If that is the case, then we have conspiracy charges to add to things.


7 posted on 07/21/2012 11:03:50 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: vladimir998
This would change the case.

Criminal conspiracy + 12 counts of homicide on # 2 for starters.

8 posted on 07/21/2012 11:05:01 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: kristinn

Hey, I've seen this movie before ...

9 posted on 07/21/2012 11:05:01 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: RacerX1128
Maybe it’s the guy who let him in the emergency door. It’s on Drudge. Makes sense. Somebody had to let him in. Apparently some dude with a cell phone in the front row took a call, got up, went to the emergency door, came back, sat down, moments later dick wad enters and starts murdering people.

According to early (possibly incorrect) reports, the shooter went out the emergency exit, kept it from latching, prepared himself, and re-entered the theater through it. His having an accomplice is certainly a possibility.

11 posted on 07/21/2012 11:06:22 PM PDT by Bob
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To: RacerX1128
I thought I heard on the radio last night where a witness said he saw the guy get up and leave out the emergency exit, and then awhile later (15 minutes?) he came back in and tossed a canister and started shooting.

I wonder if this “person of interest” isn't just some other nutcase wanting in on the notoriety? Or - if the shooter was part of the OWS black pantie group (or whatever it was called) - if the caller is with the same group?

12 posted on 07/21/2012 11:06:41 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: RacerX1128

Do they have a camera image of the red hair guy actually buying the ticket or walking into the theater? I mean if it was dark in there how do they know that the person who left through the exit wasn’t an accomplice and then the red hair man came in all dressed up.


13 posted on 07/21/2012 11:07:14 PM PDT by funfan
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To: ClearCase_guy
What? Jose Padilla is the guy who snuck Holmes in the back door?

-PJ

14 posted on 07/21/2012 11:07:53 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: kristinn

Pure speculation on my part, but I wonder if this “person of interest” may have set up the explosives in the apartment.


15 posted on 07/21/2012 11:08:32 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: kristinn

Hmmm..according to this guy’s twitter page, he goes to the University of Colorado School of Medicine and dislikes hypocrites


16 posted on 07/21/2012 11:09:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kristinn

We also had news recently that Holmes spent around 15K to prepare. I wonder if this person of interest had more to do than just opening the emergency exit?


17 posted on 07/21/2012 11:11:23 PM PDT by matt04
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To: kristinn

“Neighbors say he and his roommate left their home hours before the massacre. They haven’t seen him since”

Two more “crazy” people? Maybe something got loose at the lab.


18 posted on 07/21/2012 11:12:49 PM PDT by Selene
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To: kristinn
Sources tell Justin Joseph someone made a call from the person of interest’s phone threatening violence if James Egan Holmes was not released from jail.

This is obviously another attention seeking nut.

19 posted on 07/21/2012 11:13:35 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Not just School of Medicine, he’s in the Department of Neuroscience, according to one passworded secure site hit that came up. Couldn’t look into it any further.


20 posted on 07/21/2012 11:13:43 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Sarah Barracuda; All

Lets be careful here. We would not want to be like Brian Ross or Spike Lee.


21 posted on 07/21/2012 11:14:07 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: kristinn; All

Has anyone heard anything more about the alleged 2 roommates that Holmes had (or has)?
I wonder if this one of them.


22 posted on 07/21/2012 11:15:18 PM PDT by KGeorge (Bring back the House Committee on Un-American Activities!)
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To: Alberta's Child
Pure speculation on my part, but I wonder if this “person of interest” may have set up the explosives in the apartment.

So the person of interest call the cop shop on his own telephone threatening violence if James Egan Holmes was not released from jail?

LOL...

Bet the rent this is just another attention seeking nutjob...

As if their going to release him....yuk yuk

23 posted on 07/21/2012 11:16:54 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: matt04

>>We also had news recently that Holmes spent around 15K to prepare. I wonder if this person of interest had more to do than just opening the emergency exit?

North Korea getting fancy?


24 posted on 07/21/2012 11:17:12 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: kristinn

How does a broke college student get 15k to 20k worth of stuff? Bad smelling fishy, where did the money come from?????


25 posted on 07/21/2012 11:17:12 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our countries principles!)
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To: kristinn

Just FWIW: It’s possible to spoof cell phones, sending someone else’s information to 911. Backtracking the call will determine whether it was really made from his phone, but at an early stage just the fact that his number was recorded doesn’t mean a whole lot.


26 posted on 07/21/2012 11:17:27 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: RacerX1128

He parked in back, bought a ticket, and walked in. HE exited the back exit, propped open the door, walked a few feet to his car, got the weapons and walked back in and started shooting.
Second shooter stories came from people in the second theater being shot through the walls. Initial reports were that people were being shot in two theaters because of this.
He exits out the back door to get into his car and escape. Shucking the helmet and gear, rifle had a stoppage. (100 round mags aren’t as dependable as the good old 20 or 30)

He was surprised by that one minute response time and by the fact that some cops totally had the drop on him. He had taken several vicoden and was half stoned. Got the turd.

It really isnt that complicated.


27 posted on 07/21/2012 11:18:34 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: dragnet2
This sounds like when the militant nut jobs from Pakistan or Afghanistan want political prisoners released or they threaten to kill people or cause violence. Has anyone heard anything from Bill Ayers recently>
29 posted on 07/21/2012 11:18:57 PM PDT by funfan
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To: kristinn

A white Hispanic?


30 posted on 07/21/2012 11:20:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Well, he had a research grant from the NIH. He could have used that money. He was reportedly withdrawing funds from the grant.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/21/shooting-suspect-had-federal-grant-university-says/


32 posted on 07/21/2012 11:27:56 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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As if their going to release him....yuk yuk

Only saw the movie once, but did not the original Joker break out of jail ? You know that he at least had some type of plan.

He also made have used a backup. Call someone in the theater and ask if the coast is clear. Then when they say yes, tell them you are going for the door, if it wont open, you will have to open it. That could be the plan of a diabolical genius like the Joker, but script writing is not my forte.

33 posted on 07/21/2012 11:30:28 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: ArmstedFragg

Good point.


35 posted on 07/21/2012 11:35:18 PM PDT by Girlene (Really!)
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36 posted on 07/21/2012 11:36:59 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08. Right?)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Ouch.

Backup up bio-terrorist attack if the Joker is not released ?

Someone call Hollyweird.

North Korea just announced they are reassessing their nuclear position. Best speculation is that they will not announce unilateral disarmament /sarc

37 posted on 07/21/2012 11:37:50 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: RacerX1128

A father of a girl in the front row, or near the front row, told the media Friday morning she said someone opened the door for him to get in.


38 posted on 07/21/2012 11:38:35 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Beginning to sound more and more like a couple lefties, but you won’t hear that on the msm.


39 posted on 07/21/2012 11:39:43 PM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

According to Brian Ross that is irrefutable evidence of his sinister ties to the Tea Party.


40 posted on 07/21/2012 11:40:47 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: kristinn

So no one is releasing the name of the “person of interest”. They must not have found any links from this person to the Tea Party. Surprised the press didn’t just pick a name.


41 posted on 07/21/2012 11:46:07 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ltc8k6

OK lets go further, If I, or you start buying body armor, online. The good stuff which is now watched closely thanks to the California bank robbers- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsOWSDtxERU. Not to mention ammo purchase’s far in excess of what regulations allow, all online. How did the FBI have no clue? He walked through all their screens without a question. Sorry, you can try to sell me bull crap, call it paint that smells, I’m not buying. Something smell really bad here! Also a week before the UN vote on the small arms treaty!
Something is really wrong here.


43 posted on 07/21/2012 11:49:56 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our countries principles!)
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To: foundedonpurpose
How does a broke college student get 15k to 20k worth of stuff? Bad smelling fishy, where did the money come from?????

I am thinking the same thing. could be many factors there. Perhaps the parents floated him a loan? Who knows.

What I want to know is where did the kid get tear gas? Explosives? Body Armor? You can't mail order this stuff. I know by looking at bullet proof vests for the hell of it a couple months ago. These are listed as "Law Enforcement Only" items. I don't put on the tin foil hat often but are we looking at Fast and Furious II? ( UN gun vote coming up.) I will really wonder if Obama and the Media go full retard on gun control next week. (Trot out the victims, etc.)

44 posted on 07/21/2012 11:54:54 PM PDT by vlad335
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To: mazda77
Spike Lee

Maybe Related?

45 posted on 07/21/2012 11:56:58 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: Grams A

Just a thought…..is it possible JH bought the ticket, walked out the back door, and his room mate, already fully dressed, walked in, committed the crime, then fled the scene. When the cops arrive JH surrenders, gives up the back at home Intel “possibility of explosives”, and is assumed to be a lone gunman, so the person who actually committed the shootings gets away Scot free? Who in the theatre can Identify the shooter if he was fully encased in gear, no one actually saw his face right? If he had a room mate as reported, might this have been the course of events?


46 posted on 07/21/2012 11:57:20 PM PDT by Golfinsocal
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To: kristinn

If true, this becomes even more reminiscent of the Columbine tragedy. Was this second guy suspected of participating in the shootings and then fleeing the scene in all the chaos?


47 posted on 07/21/2012 11:59:03 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: justa-hairyape

He’s an unusual looking guy, too, very westernized, has a Justin Bieber bowlcut, but despite the apparent unseriousness of his appearance he’s already widely published in his field, looks about twelve but born in I believe 1982.

Wonder if he’s an NIH grant recipient as well?


48 posted on 07/21/2012 11:59:03 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RacerX1128

There’s a headline that says that on Drudge, but if you read the actual quote from the eyewitness, it doesn’t say that.

Not at all.


49 posted on 07/22/2012 12:00:32 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: kristinn

UPDATE:

According to KMGH, the person of interest was questioned tonight in connection with sending a text message. NOT a suspect in shootings.


50 posted on 07/22/2012 12:00:56 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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