James Holmes: Read timeline of his actions before and after Aurora theater shooting
July 5, 4:12 p.m.: Holmes allegedly takes a photo of himself posing in what a witness described as "a majority" of his ballistic gear. He sports shock-orange hair and is wearing an assault rifle slung on his body. He's looking down at the camera and scowling.
July 5, 11:30 p.m.: Holmes allegedly takes photos of the outside of the Century 16 theater at night. The photos feature the emergency exits and floodlights above them.
July 6: Holmes buys a second Glock.40 caliber pistol, more targets, more bullets, smokeless gun powder, gun oil, gun cleaner and a cloth from a Bass Pro Shop.
July 7, 9 p.m.: Holmes uses Fandango.com to buy a ticket to the July 20 midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises at the Century 16 theater in Aurora for theater eight.
July 11, 12:28 a.m.: Holmes allegedly takes more photos of the purple emergency exit doors at the Century 16 theater.
July 14: Holmes buys various chemicals, a petri dish and a mortar and pestle from a Denver science equipment retailer.
July 16, 8:26 p.m.: Holmes allegedly takes a photo of the counter top in his kitchen. It shows a microwave, a jar with amber liquid in it and a bowl of smokeless powder.
July 16, 8:27 p.m.: Holmes allegedly takes another photo, this time of a blond wood kitchen-type table in his living room. On top of it is a potted plant, a roll of aquamarine duct tape, wires, paint canisters and bottles. On the floor are nine homemade bombs made out of fireworks shells and connected with a yellow wire.
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