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James Holmes: Read timeline of his actions before and after Aurora theater shooting


June 7: Holmes buys a Smith and Wesson semi-automatic rifle, bullets, gun slings and a gun case from a Gander Mountain store.

June 13: Holmes buys a 100-round drum magazine for the rifle from an online retailer, along with ammunition for all three guns, hearing protection and a green laser sight.

June 17: Holmes buys tactical targets and target stands from an online retailer.

June 19: Holmes buys bullets, a red laser sight and a pistol holster from an online retailer.

aurora century 16 interior screen capture.jpg
A screen capture of the theater (not taken by Holmes).
June 28: Holmes buys 2,050 handgun bullets, 2,250 rifle bullets and 25 shotgun rounds from an online retailer, in addition to a ballistic helmet from a second online retailer.

June 29, 4:20 p.m.: Holmes allegedly takes photos showing the inside of the Aurora Century 16 theater with his iPhone. One of the photos is a close-up of a door latch, purportedly to show how it works. These photos and others were found on his phone after he was arrested.

July 1: Holmes buys snap caps (plastic ammunition used for practice) and a rifle scope from a Gander Mountain store. In a surveillance video, Beggs said Holmes can be seen purchasing the items. "His hair was bright orange," Beggs said.

July 2: Holmes buys ballistic body armor to protect his legs, torso, arms, neck and groin from two separate online retailers.

July 3: Holmes buys a launch control system of the type used for model rockets, fuses and other items from an online retailer.

Continue to read more of the James Holmes timeline before and after the July 20 Aurora theater shooting.


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12 comments
mike_k
mike_k

i dont mean to give him credit here but this terrorist was friggen brilliant, the way he trapped his house was a way that would have destroyed the entire building and therefore mass murder..... but he chose to explain all of this.....why???

and why do people do crazy crap like this, this "thing" is disgusting and so is what he did

Debbie Byers Phillips
Debbie Byers Phillips

EVERYtime the media shows his face and gives him the spotlight it gives the next wacka doodle that much more reason to carry out another horrible event. Some people are so mentally unstable they think this is just great and want to be the next "one" to create the media spotlight around them.... STOP IT!!! Show a dark silhouette and put "the shooter"

Lisa Hill
Lisa Hill

Please stop showing his stupid face!!!

Lisa Wolf DeWitt
Lisa Wolf DeWitt

Why don't you show a picture of a different victim each time you run a story on the theater shooting? Or pictures of first responders or those wounded? Or even just a black box. Other news outlets are taking pains not to show his photo so much and obviously, your readers would like you to do the same.

Hillary Leftwich
Hillary Leftwich

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTS. He is getting off every tine you post his pic. Way to make a mass murderer feel good about himself.

Megan Haenny
Megan Haenny

Hi. I think you need to stop showing the shooter's picture and name as you seem to enjoy doing. You KNOW you don't have to have that picture on every article. You don't have to use his name. You don't have to glamorize him. BUT YOU DO. You are losing faithful readers left and right based on your refusal to listen to them. No one wants to see him, no one wants to read his name. PLEASE listen to your readers and do something!

Harmonie Marshall
Harmonie Marshall

I agree. People have requested that Westword stop showing his picture, but they don't seem to take that into consideration.

Michelle Shell
Michelle Shell

^^ I agree... Please STOP displaying his picture!!

Lisa Wolf DeWitt
Lisa Wolf DeWitt

you know, I bet you could share that info w/out posting his picture. Are you getting some kind of payoff for everytime you show him?

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