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Jarell Brooks: Theater Shooting Hero Helped Mom While Boyfriend Jamie Rohrs Ran Out
Gather.com ^ | July 21, 2012 | Reno Berkeley

Posted on 07/22/2012 8:27:11 AM PDT by kevcol

A 19-year-old man stepped up when he saw a young mother and her children in danger the night of the Batman premier theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Jarell Brooks is by all accounts a hero, but he doesn't want you to think of him that way. However, he very possibly saved three lives early Friday morning, and for that, he deserves the highest praise one can get.
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Legarreta said she doesn't remember everything that happened but is aware that without Brooks, she and her children would not be alive today.
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Brooks was on his way out the door and was at the end of the aisle when he saw her. "My kids!" she yelled, and the teenager knew what he had to do.

"My goal was to get this family out, without getting hit myself. I managed to do one." Both he and Legarreta were hit by the gunman's bullets.

Meanwhile, Jamie Rohrs, Legarretas' boyfriend, was nowhere to be found. He fled the scene after hiding the baby under a seat near his girlfriend after jumping over the balcony and running around. He told TV cameras that when Ethan began crying, his first thought was that the gunman would come and get him, so he put his child on the floor and left the three people he loves the most to be saved by a total and complete stranger.
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Her boyfriend had jumped in a car after fleeing the chaos, supposedly to drive back there to pick them up to take them to the hospital, according to a person named Jesse Rohrs, who identified himself as his brother. However, that story simply doesn't wash because Rohrs had left the building before she got injured.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: aurora; banglist; hero; jamesholmes; jamierohrs; jarellbrooks; shooting

Patricia Legarreta and Jarell Brooks

"Jarell Brooks, the world commends you for your selfless bravery." Absolutely.

Here is the initial story posted here on FR to which this one adds the details to complete the picture.

Subsequently, the boyfriend who fled the theater proposed to his injured girlfriend (mother of his two children) at the hospital where she was being treated for a bullet wound, so now they are engaged:
'He just looked at me and he said, 'I know this is not the time and place, but will you marry me?' And I said, 'Yes,'' Ms Legarreta told CNN host Piers Morgan.

1 posted on 07/22/2012 8:27:22 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

She’ll regret this very soon.


2 posted on 07/22/2012 8:31:19 AM PDT by miele man
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To: kevcol

She said yes to the boyfriend?! At that point I would have considered marrying the hero, not the coward.


3 posted on 07/22/2012 8:31:38 AM PDT by madison10
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To: kevcol

The newly engaged couple
4 posted on 07/22/2012 8:31:53 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

I’d be proud to call that guy my son.


5 posted on 07/22/2012 8:37:33 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: kevcol

Pleases me to see a young, black man.. acting with bravery and selflessness.

These days, we see so much of the other kind of behavior in the news regarding young black men.

It’s a reminder to me: Keep my predjudices in check. Treat all people with respect until they give a reason to to otherwise.


6 posted on 07/22/2012 8:39:20 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: madison10

One begs to wonder if she is illegal. That would be the only logical explanation, beyond utter stupidity, or both.


7 posted on 07/22/2012 8:46:10 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Paradox

Bump!


8 posted on 07/22/2012 8:49:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: kevcol

1 is a hero, but the other is a COWARD. Why not say it?

Excuse me while I judge some more: here we have an obviously too-young woman (no age mentioned) having 2 kids by 2 sires (apparently) out of wedlock and still not married.

People have been asking, “who has their tiny children out like this?”
This kind.
Can’t say I’m too surprised this type of person brought her teeny kids out this late at this kind of movie. Likely selfish never mind unwise.


9 posted on 07/22/2012 8:51:57 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: SomeCallMeTim; Paradox

To walk unarmed into the line of fire to save an unknown woman and her children: that’s a man, and that’s a hero.


10 posted on 07/22/2012 8:56:20 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: kevcol

she is an idiot marrying that coward


11 posted on 07/22/2012 8:58:22 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

That woman is quadruple stupid.


12 posted on 07/22/2012 9:02:21 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: kevcol

Jarell Brooks=hero!


13 posted on 07/22/2012 9:03:20 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: kevcol

When things get tough, people show their true character. One guy manned up and did what is supposed to be done. The other is an absolute p***y.


14 posted on 07/22/2012 9:04:12 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: kevcol
Related thread and story. Read the FReeper comments. This POS (Jamie Rohrs) is as big a liar and coward as the head of Occupy_WH.

Um, Ms. Legarreta, you have been given a clear sign. Ditch Rohrs immediately. Jarell Brooks is your real knight in shining armor.

H*ll, three boyfriends died as they covered their girlfriend's bodies from the bullets.

15 posted on 07/22/2012 9:06:53 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Paradox

Obama should have said if I had a son he would look like Jarell Brooks, not that criminal Trayvon Martin. However if he did have a son he would probably emualate T. Martin.


16 posted on 07/22/2012 9:07:58 AM PDT by tghoul
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To: Inyo-Mono
Jarell Brooks=hero!

If obama had a son he would look and act nothing at all like Jarell.

17 posted on 07/22/2012 9:09:02 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: kevcol
He told TV cameras that when Ethan began crying, his first thought was that the gunman would come and get him, so he put his child on the floor and left the three people he loves the most to be saved by a total and complete stranger.

He told them that he put the child on the floor so they could be saved by a total stranger. Incredible. God I love the writing and editing on this piece(sarcasm).

18 posted on 07/22/2012 9:11:18 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: kevcol
He told TV cameras that when Ethan began crying, his first thought was that the gunman would come and get him, so he put his child on the floor and left the three people he loves the most to be saved by a total and complete stranger.

He told them that he put the child on the floor so they could be saved by a total stranger. Incredible. God I love the writing and editing on this piece(sarcasm).

19 posted on 07/22/2012 9:11:29 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: kevcol
He told TV cameras that when Ethan began crying, his first thought was that the gunman would come and get him, so he put his child on the floor and left the three people he loves the most to be saved by a total and complete stranger.

He told them that he put the child on the floor so they could be saved by a total stranger. Incredible. God I love the writing and editing on this piece(sarcasm).

20 posted on 07/22/2012 9:11:53 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: kevcol
He told TV cameras that when Ethan began crying, his first thought was that the gunman would come and get him, so he put his child on the floor and left the three people he loves the most to be saved by a total and complete stranger.

He told them that he put the child on the floor so they could be saved by a total stranger. Incredible. God I love the writing and editing on this piece(sarcasm).

21 posted on 07/22/2012 9:12:02 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: SomeCallMeTim
Pleases me to see a young, black man.. acting with bravery and selflessness.

Young, brave, and selfless black men make up a significant minority of our miitary.

22 posted on 07/22/2012 9:18:21 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: kevcol

Who takes little children to the cinema at midnight?


23 posted on 07/22/2012 9:23:08 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Preach it, FW. The woman desides to marry the coward...go figure.


24 posted on 07/22/2012 9:29:09 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: kevcol
The Coward asked her to marry him because some deep circuit in his brain is flashing to him that in order to get a girl after this he will necessarily have to be someone else.

She accepted because she is not yet listening to the same circuit in her brain.

25 posted on 07/22/2012 9:37:47 AM PDT by TalBlack
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To: kevcol

This is what a real selfless hero looks like. God bless you Mr. Brooks.


26 posted on 07/22/2012 9:53:35 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: kevcol

Costanza claimed he was clearing a path that the others could follow.


27 posted on 07/22/2012 9:58:24 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: kevcol

He looks like a total loser.


28 posted on 07/22/2012 10:08:33 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: plain talk

Patriots save America so she can hitch her wagon to liberal cowardice.


29 posted on 07/22/2012 10:11:55 AM PDT by Fat Tiger
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To: kevcol

Not to be a Danny Downer here but this story is sad all the way around.

1. Who in their right mind takes a small child, little lone an infant, to a midnight showing of ANY movie? That’s what babysitters are for.

2. The father in this situation is only a sperm donor, a real father would not have left his kids behind like that. Bravado aside, I would have done everything to ensure I or my child (and wife) out of harm’s way. If that meant I didn’t make it, I could make peace with that.

3. The girl better wake up and dump the father, maybe look at the hero for emotional support. The father of those two kids have already demonstrated when the going got tough, he’d leave his kids to fend for themselves. Does she think he wouldn’t do the same again?


30 posted on 07/22/2012 10:14:35 AM PDT by ATLDiver
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To: onedoug
George Costanza - "fire" escape clip.
31 posted on 07/22/2012 10:16:21 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: madison10

Why would this young man even consider marrying a broad as stupid as she is? Sure, he saved her and her children, but that doesn’t mean he should be punished by marrying the stupid twit. Leave her with the loser. She obviously doesn’t have the sense to place any higher value on herself.


32 posted on 07/22/2012 10:18:18 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: plain talk
his first thought was that the gunman would come and get him,

His first thought was for his own safety. Unbelievable.

33 posted on 07/22/2012 10:24:08 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: kevcol

At 19, the one on the right is a MAN. The other guy, picture further down the thread, is just a weenie.


34 posted on 07/22/2012 10:32:08 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: the OlLine Rebel

According to earlier articles , she and her boyfriend are 25 years old .


35 posted on 07/22/2012 10:37:23 AM PDT by katykelly
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To: kevcol

I’m sure she has been with him long enough to know what kind of prize she’s getting.


36 posted on 07/22/2012 10:56:45 AM PDT by Starstruck
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To: kevcol

The face of enthusiasm.


37 posted on 07/22/2012 11:01:40 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: Labyrinthos; SomeCallMeTim
Young, brave, and selfless black men make up a significant minority of our miitary.

They most certainly do!

38 posted on 07/22/2012 11:18:53 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: tghoul

Brooks was a hero, so it’s unlikely Obama could relate to him.


39 posted on 07/22/2012 11:38:39 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: kevcol

When is the Pre’sent going to announce, “If I had a son, he’d look like Jerrel Brooks”? Now that would be somebody to be proud of. (Brooks, I mean.)


40 posted on 07/22/2012 12:10:17 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: kevcol

Many men wonder whether they would have the courage to risk their lives in order to save others. Jarell Brooks does not have that problem.


41 posted on 07/22/2012 12:51:25 PM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: kevcol

If Obama had a son he sure as hell wouldn’t look like this brave young man. A credit to America, we need more like him.


42 posted on 07/22/2012 12:57:33 PM PDT by calex59
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To: katykelly

Too young. 4yo child - means too early. Never mind we know she’s been screwing around not married.

Hopefully even if she went ahead and picked this coward to actually marry, she’ll have some perspective on her life now. Maybe turn some things around.


43 posted on 07/22/2012 2:16:06 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

You missed the point altogether all I was saying/implying was: the guy who saved her was worth marrying, her boyfriend was not. I didn’t say the hero would WANT to marry HER.

Why take the statement so literally?


44 posted on 07/22/2012 5:17:57 PM PDT by madison10
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To: kevcol

The dude puts his baby on the floor, jumps the balcony and does NOTHING to help his girlfriend escape, but runs out of the theater and then gets in his car to leave??? And, now she is going to marry this guy who didn’t even care enough to try to help her? That’s insane!


45 posted on 07/22/2012 6:09:28 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: Labyrinthos
Young, brave, and selfless black men make up a significant minority of our miitary.

yes... they do. And, I've met several very high quality black individuals who've successfully migrated from the military to the work force.

In fact, I'm about to hire one.

46 posted on 07/23/2012 9:33:51 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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