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James Holmes

Portrait of the 'Batman' Shooter

7/20/2012 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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James Holmes breaks the mold on shooting spree suspects -- and our extensive research on the "Dark Knight Rises" gunman proves it. We'll tell you what we've uncovered about his college days, his relationship with neighbors, and the elaborate booby trap in his apartment.

Plus, 2 survivors from the Colorado movie theater call in to tell their chilling accounts of the shooting, and the chaos they witnessed as Holmes opened fire.

Also ... will YOU go to the movies this weekend? That's the question millions of people are facing -- and we've got everyone voicing their opinion.

(0:00) Tragedy strikes Colorado again -- we have all the latest details on the "Dark Knight Rises" shooting.
(2:30) You have to hear this -- a man who in the second row of the movie theater when James Holmes burst in and starting shooting calls in. His story in unbelievable.
(8:30) Another survivor -- and former soldier -- of the tragedy calls in -- he talks about how bullets ripped through the walls of the adjacent theater, and how he helped the wounded as they escaped the complex.
(14:30) James Holmes backstory doesn't fit the usual criteria for a mass murderer.
(17:00) James clearly planned this out -- because he booby-trapped his apartment with explosives.
(22:00) Warner Brothers cancelled the Paris premiere of the movie -- and has been pretty quiet about the tragedy so far.
(23:00) Has the shooting made people scared to go to the movies? We let our viewers answer this one.
(28:00) James used a bunch of powerful weapons -- including a assault rifle called an AR15 ... and it packs a serious punch.
(32:50) Tyler saw the movie last night -- and sees more of a connection between James and The Joker than Bane.
(36:00) Changing pace for a minute -- Fred Willard has a legal loophole that could help him escape a conviction for his lewd conduct arrest.
(40:20) We take your calls!

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He wasn't "nabbed". That would imply he got caught.

768 days ago


VIDEO GAMES!??! Harv.. don't go there. You should know better that video games are not to blame .. just as movies aren't. DON"T FEED THE BULL$HIT about video games being a cause. It's just a sick person.

768 days ago


My prayers go out to the victims of the theatre shooting in Colorado. R.I.P to the 12 victims who were killed and God be with the ones who was injured! Lord have mercy!

768 days ago

Flying Blind    

little ryan, you really need to do something different with your hair.

768 days ago


By the way.. having the emergency door accessible from the OUTSIDE .. is going to be a major factor when the lawsuits start flying!!

768 days ago


first fred willard gets his ego out at the theater than james holmes gets his ego out at the theater in the same week? a double flix? very weild week after friday the 13th week.GOD SPEED to the wounded and long live batman

768 days ago


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop letting the guy with the long black hair, the facial hair, and the dark circles around his eyes SCREAM ON AND ON during every episode of TMZ LIVE! His voice and delivery is unbearable.

768 days ago


I am hoping through this TERRIBLE TRAGEDY that this young man can tell us what happened? why? and we can hopefully help the next mentally unstable person....We can NOT undo what has happened hopefully we can help prevent it from happening again....I am wondering why these people didn't tackle this guy when he was reloading?

768 days ago


768 days ago


No, Harvey, the youngest victim was 3 months old and is going to survive.

768 days ago

Flying Blind    

this is sad, but every news channel is covering this. you are not even in the same state. see ya monday .............

768 days ago


It's too bad someone else in the theatre wasn't legally packing and could have taken this thug out.

768 days ago


HARVEY, THIS IS YOUR TIME to make a huge difference with your reach. Americans don't want this, we want stricter gun laws. It's the right thing to do. Not one more life.

768 days ago

Jason is automatically posting the most shared videos on everything coming out in the investigation right now.

768 days ago


America by saying, "yes, lets go to the movies" are in denial of reality. It's not about the movies. It's about a Congress controlled by the NRA.... and a total, click for it: lack of leadership.

768 days ago
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