Aurora theater shooting hearing: James Holmes's eyes lit up, said victim's dad
Update, January 7, 12:52 p.m.: Two more officers testified about the events at the Century 16 in ways that were emotional for them and those in attendance, including many victims and loved ones.
First to speak was Officer Justin Grizzle. He arrived at the theater shortly after the first call went out, in time to see officers Jason Oviatt and Aaron Blue take suspect James Holmes into custody. He subsequently spoke to Holmes.
"I asked if there was anyone else helping him," Grizzle recalled. "He just looked at me and smiled" -- an expression he further described as resembling a smirk.
In the meantime, victims were rushing out of the theater. "They were screaming, 'Help us! Help us!'" he said. Many were covered in blood.
At that point, Grizzle entered the main auditorium of the theater -- and as he did so, he said, "I almost fell down" due to the amount of blood on the floor.
The aroma of teargas hung in the air, and he said "there were several bodies throughout the theater, laying motionless." Other victims were still alive, so he decided to start making trips to the hospital, transporting the injured in his patrol car. His reasoning was simple: "I didn't want anyone else to die," he said.
In all, Grizzle made four trips to the hospital, carrying a total of six victims. Among them was Ashley Moser, mother of the shooting's youngest victim, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, age six. Ashley Moser suffered a miscarriage as a result of her wounds and is now paralyzed.
Also on hand was a man who told Grizzle he was Moser's husband. During the trip to the hospital, the man kept asking about the whereabouts of his daughter -- and en route, he opened the vehicle's door and tried to jump out. Grizzle was forced to wrestle the man back into the patrol car while driving.
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