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'Batman' Massacre

1st Photo of Shooter

James Holmes

7/20/2012 11:00 AM PDT UPDATED: 7/20/2012 11:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

James Holmes Myspace photo

Holmes also posted a picture of himself on his MySpace page (above). Holmes had no friends besides the MySpace founder Tom, who was automatically added as a friend to anyone who signed up for an account.



Here is the first photo of "Dark Knight" theater shooter James Holmes ... released by the University of Colorado, where he attended the School of Medicine. also obtained a photo of Holmes, which appears to have been taken several years ago.

Holmes grew up in San Diego.

Batman Shooter: James Holmes


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PV Silver    

Guns don't kill, people kill. If you ban guns, only the criminals will be armed. Crime and punishment needs to be revamped. If James Holmes is found guilty, the death penalty should apply immediately within a year. Tough love in order to save the innocent. The death penalty, carried out, will indeed cause sick folks to think twice about murder. A message that needs to be sent.

794 days ago


Please do a story about not blaming the parents of the Aurora shooter.

The mom who the police are at her home must be just sick.

Please remind everyone that this shooter was an adult. 24-25?

Ask for prayers for the parents and his family who will be scorned for this mans OWN ACTS.

794 days ago


Too bad people like this don't have giant tattoos on their foreheads . He's the guy at the bank, grocery store, gas stations, etc.

Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the victims.

Rot in hell James.

794 days ago

Honeys Booboo    

Grew up in California...
so he couldn't have graduated from Littleton's
Klebold-Harris Memorial High School.
And he's probably too young to be
Jon-Benet's "real" killer.

794 days ago


i don't think he looks crazy. he just looks like a regular guy to me.

that is what's scary. a normal looking person who didn't draw attention to himself did this.

794 days ago

Oh A 💛💋    

This man is sick ! I hope he burns hell ! Death is to nice for him ! I think he should be touter to death so he can feel the pain he caused to the people he hurt ! This bastard makes me so sick ugh ! God bless the people who were killed and God bless the people who survived this horrible event !

794 days ago


I wish that I could have been there so that I could have blasted this guy right between the eyes!!

794 days ago


@TheMachine1 - C'mon man, that thing in Norway last year was a one off. How often do we hear about White Europeans going on indiscriminate shooting rampages compared to White Americans? How many times have we heard about some White kid in London killing 15-20 people in a cinema or in his school? NEVER. But it happens in America all the time. Some rich kid loses his rag, goes and gets daddies guns, and starts shooting everything moving.

Lets be honest for a change.

794 days ago


Banning guns isn't the answer....a gun can't harm a soul until it gets in the hands of a MAN .........and if he didn't have a gun then he would have just found another way to kill .....
And for the fools that are hollering "white man" only white males" that because most black killers do their shotting from the seat of a car as they drive didn't that sound about as assinine as the white male quote..?
A Killer will kill no matter what dam color he is...race has nothing to do with it....

794 days ago


Very tragic and sad, but unfortunately people are shot and killed, or stabbed, strangled, beat to death etc, every day in this country, and all over the world.
Not to make light of this situation, very sad for the people who were killed, and extremely unfortunate for their families, can't even imagine being one of them right now.

794 days ago


This story puts the Fred Willard saga into perspective. A cop had time to mosey into a small porn theater to bust some old man for alleged not having his pants on but a crowded midnight theater did not have a cop anywhere near it.

794 days ago

Tony H.    

Why ever publish this guy's photo or even his name? This is exactly what they want. They should be banished to a life (before they get the needle and after) of anonymity for these crimes.

794 days ago


Sick bastard...Hell isn't good enough!

794 days ago


Just goes to show you just never know. My heart goes out to the families of the victims.

794 days ago

Fat Mike    

Over 30,000 gun deaths in this country every year. We need to go to war with ourselves, considering we're quite happy to bomb the crap out of everyone else who kills Americans.

794 days ago
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