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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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Only one thing allowed this to happen, the USA's obsession with guns! There are plenty of countries who have violent movies and experience violence, on a level that the average US citizen cannot comprehend, every day and yet they don't have nearly as high a frequency of mass shootings. People should be allowed to hunt, but they should be made to store their guns at a hunting lodge. If a state deems it necessary, they should be allowed to keep fire arms in their house. UNDER NO CIR***STANCES should they be allowed to carry handguns or assault riffles outside of their. homes. Anyone who does not agree with this, is not only incompetent but complicit in these brutal acts of violence. The shooter may not be crazy, but the United State's gun laws certainly are! Unfortunately, the sad fact of the matter is that the United States has been consumed by a disease of fear and selfishness. Therefore, little is likely to change, which is why I urge anyone and everyone with half a brain or a half a modi*** of concern for their family to leave this country as our ancestors left there countries long ago. There's a whole world out there and the United States is sinking ship at best and a ticking bomb at worst.

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