James Eagan Holder, the man who opened fire at "The Dark Knight Rises" screening in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater may have tried to recreate a scene from the 2008 "The Dark Knight". He is reported to have painted his hair red and told the police he was "The Joker." NYC Commissioner, Ray Kelly, who is good friends with Aurora Police Commissioner, Dan Oaters, said at a press conference:
"We have some information, most of it is public. It clearly looks like a deranged individual. He had his hair painted red, he said he was ‘The Joker,’ obviously the enemy of Batman."
Commissioner Oates says they are confident that he acted alone. A thorough investigation is being carried out. Now as many as 71, people are said to have been injured, 12 of those killed. 2 people died at local hospitals and 10 bodies are still inside the theaters. Police are having to investigate each deceased person inside the theater as an individual crime scence and have said they could be there for a long period of time. Fears are the number of fatalities will rise as many of the wounded are in critical condition at local area hospitals. Oates said the killer's car was parked in the back of the theater. His apartment was also booby-trapped. He used an assault rifle, a Glock handgun, and a shotgun. The scene was chaotic, with many people running out of the theater for their lives. Holmes is currently in police custody right now.