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

826 days ago


I don't care what his reasoning is for shooting all of those people. I hope they fry him.

826 days ago


That has not been confirmed and local stations are not reporting this. Don't spread rumors.

826 days ago


Ahh Haa, he's "innocent" just like George Zimmerloser is "innocent". No, better yet, it was done in "self-defense" just like George Zimmerloser killed in self-dense. Wait, I ain't finished yet....

826 days ago


Sorry dude, but you're actually just some twit from San Diego who went to Comic-Con a few too many times. Enjoy the prison rape. The joker never would have gotten the treatment you're in for.

826 days ago


is crazy nowadays that people cant take their children or other love ones to enjoy a freaking movie. 70+ people getting shot ? this guy have no heart. he will reap what he sow

826 days ago


Put jame holmes&fred willard in the same cell togather and maybe they`ll be friends?

826 days ago


Rush Limbaugh sent him!

826 days ago


Whom ever said these movies are evil is a bit off there .. these movies didnt shoot people.. a deranged man shot and killed people... if you interpret a movie to mean you need to go out and shoot some people you are still the problem... i think it just needs to be harder to get guns. you need to be just as competent to do many things in life.

826 days ago


If he was or is the Joker, where was Batman when the people needed him ?

826 days ago

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Is there a Batman villain called "the Loser?" Because that would be more appropriate for this guy ha ha.....

826 days ago


not really important but the jokers hair is green. though if anything this guy is just as sick and demented as the joker.

826 days ago

Alex Gelfo    

I heard the new batman movie was to die for!

826 days ago


I'm sad at all the people saying they don't want to be in Colorado anymore, I live in Aurora and the city has been going down hill it's very sad it's even #7 or #14 on the most 100 safest city list.

826 days ago


This kind of stuff happens every week,(every week), in America, if it weren't for the connection to the media and Hollywood - nobody would be talking about. Sad, but true

826 days ago
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