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'Batman' Shooter

'He Said He Was The Joker'

7/20/2012 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

James Holmes

Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes was sporting red hair and told people he was "The Joker" when he was apprehended by police Friday morning ... this according to NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

During a news conference this afternoon, Kelly said, "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."

ABC News is reporting Holmes made the Joker remark to police, not during the shooting.

It's likely Kelly obtained the information from Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates -- according to reports, the two are good friends. In fact, Oates was a member of the NYPD for 21 years.

Holmes may have been trying to recreate a scene from the 2008 movie, "The Dark Knight" ... which features a scene where The Joker, played by Heath Ledger, wears a red wig while destroying a hospital.

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16.

ForTheLulz    

But, did he kill The Batman? Oh, also FIRST!!!!

639 days ago
17.

Blue    

Crazy or not, media outlets need to focus on the victims of this wack job and their family and give them support. We don't need to see this weirdo's face, or give him one more minute of fame.

639 days ago
18.

LK    

U GUYS GOTTA PUT A STOP ON MAKING IT SO EASY 4 UNSTABLE PPL 2 OBTAIN GUNS I KNOW ITS UR RIGHT 2 BARE ARMS BUT COME ON NOW THIS IS F'D UP !!!!!!!

639 days ago
19.

This way     

SICK and i just gotta say if this dude was black there's no telling how many ****** and foul racist comments would have been posted and you know it

639 days ago
20.

j    

People keep saying Joker has green hair...true, but Nurse Joker has red hair.

More than a few viewers in the audience broke into fits of laughter when they realized Harvey Dent's trim, feminine nurse was actually Joker. He temporarily traded in the purple suit for a pink nurse's gown, complete with an "I Believe in Harvey Dent" sticker on the lapel. He didn't neglect the face paint, though, and now we forever have the image of Nurse Joker etched into our minds.

http://stars.ign.com/articles/841/841564p5.html

639 days ago
21.

Timu    

He can not be an human being.

639 days ago
22.

FlaFlaFlooieMamaMonkeyTaTaToothyToY'all    

"Not enough time on the e-meter. Obvious enneagram problem." Tom Cruise

639 days ago
23.

jokerchick    

he sure does look like the Joker AND the fcuking devil

639 days ago
24.

Carl    

Why is the NYPD involved in this? It happened in Colorado and the guy is from California. Just because the commissioner is friends with the Aurora chief doesn't make it appropriate for him to start giving statements to the media.

639 days ago
25.

just my opinion    

kind of over these suburban people who want to go around doing mass shootings. bored with their mediocre lives......these people have no idea what a hard life is.

639 days ago
26.

FlaFlaFlooieMamaMonkeyTaTaToothyToY'all    

In jail he will be CornHolio.

639 days ago
27.

john wayne gacy    


eric harris / dylan klebold / james holmes;

what do they do, grow these kids out there ?

like coors, it MUST be the water ....

639 days ago
28.

Honeys Booboo    

Fred Willard spanks his monkey,
and the next day... people DIE.

639 days ago
29.

SusanCoyote    

I'm sure his family knew he was mental. They will deny it. People don't just snap, mental illness is progressive and there are tons of signs. Families usually choose to ignore anti social behavior. If they pretend they didn't know, they are not a fault.

639 days ago
30.

rma87    

Really, look around the rest of the world, there are wackos everywhere not just Colorado. CUJEAUX as a Coloradoan we don't want your negative attitude here anyway..

639 days ago
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