One suspect is in custody after 14 people were shot and killed at the Century 16 Movie Theaters in Aurora Town Center. There were also at least 50 people injured.
The shooting happened shortly after the midnight screening of the new Batman movie began. Eyewitnesses say the suspect, dressed in riot gear and carrying a shotgun, burst through the theater’s emergency doors, first throwing some sort of smoke/flash bombs, and then proceeding to move throughout the theater shooting people.
Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said police were on the scene immediately and apprehended the suspect in the parking lot of the theater beside his car.
Amateur video shows the chaotic aftermath outside the theater after the shootings.
Two federal officials confirmed the suspect as James Holmes from Colorado born December 13, 1987.