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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:09 AM

The shooter's name is James Holmes

The young man who is in custody after allegedly gunning down 12 people in a mass shooting spree overnight in Aurora, Colorado has been identified as local resident James Holmes, according to federal authorities.

Law enforcement officials and witnesses told ABC News Holmes, 24, wore what appeared to be a bullet-proof vest and riot-type mask as he opened fire in a movie theater with three weapons at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." In addition to the 12 deaths, at least 50 people were injured, according to police.

A San Diego woman who identified herself as James Holmes' mother told ABC News she had awoken unaware of the shooting and had not yet been contacted by authorities. She immediately expressed concern that her son may have been involved.

"You have the right person," she said, apparently speaking on gut instinct. "I need to call the police... I need to fly out to Colorado."

Local news reports showed aerial video of police cautiously searching Holmes' apartment, some five miles from the Century Aurora 16 theater, as the suspect reportedly told police he had explosives inside.

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http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/aurora-dark-knight-shooting-suspect-identified-james-holmes/story?id=16818889#.UAlYAqB9bfY

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TheCowsCameHome Jul 2012 #1
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KurtNYC Jul 2012 #3
Marrah_G Jul 2012 #4
Ruby the Liberal Jul 2012 #5

Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:11 AM

1. It will be interesting to hear her comments

It sounds like she knew what her son was capable of doing.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:17 AM

2. sure as hell does n/t

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:20 AM

3. "You have the right person" -- Wow.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:23 AM

4. She probably was aware her child was mentally ill

Unfortunately, once they turn 18 there is little you can do unless you can prove they are a threat to themselves or others. Proving that is incredibly difficult from a legal standpoint.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:43 AM

5. "You have the right person"

No telling what this lady is thinking right now, but that it a chilling statement.

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