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James Holmes


Prior to 'Batman' Massacre

7/23/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

James Holmes
was just days from possibly being kicked out of his Colorado apartment when he opened fire in a crowded movie theater and killed 12 people ... this according to his neighbors.

Two residents of Holmes' apartment building tell TMZ ... in order to live in the complex you MUST be enrolled in the university. As soon as your student status is axed, you only have 30 days to move out.

We're told the building takes this rule very seriously and checks residents' active status every single month like clockwork. Holmes was a University of Colorado student at one time, but school officials say he dropped out some time in June.

That means Holmes was just about at the end of his 30-day grace period to move out of his apartment when he took an arsenal of weapons to a local theater and opened fire.

We reached out to the building's management company and landlord multiple times for comment, but haven't heard back.


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Well, that's one way to find a new place to live.

820 days ago


tmz is beating the **** out of this dead horse

820 days ago

just my opinion    

interesting...are we going to find out which direction he wipes his ass next? the endless stories on this guy is getting ridiculous. stop turning him into a celebrity.

820 days ago

Fat Mike    

The tag on my Internet Explorer tab says "celebrity gossip". Please explain why you are obsessively covering this mass murderer.
Are you trying to turn him into a celebrity?

820 days ago


Because this is what we want to know about. How about reporting about the victims, like Jessica. -.-

820 days ago


Stop trying to turn this moron into a victim

820 days ago


I guess he won't get his security deposit back. If there is a dispute about it maybe Harvey can get him on the Peoples Court.

820 days ago

♥TMZ but ...    

Please do not show his face or his name
this ugly notoriety is why these losers do this horrible thing

820 days ago


TMZ, you know what got some of the loudest cheers at the prayer vigil yesterday???

"I refuse to say his name, in my house, we're just going to call him Suspect A"- John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado

Some of the survivors and family members also asked President Obama to not refer to the shooter by name. If you insist on doing all these stories about him fine...but atleast stop saying the :bleeps: name so often please.

820 days ago


How about you quit prattling on about the asshat responsible for the deaths of 12 people and instead start talking a little about the people who died?

Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6 - youngest victim
Jessica Ghawi, 24 - was at Eaton Centre shooting
Jesse E. Childress, 29 - Air Force Reserves member - dove in front of a friend to shield her
John T. Larimer, 27 - Navy
Alexander J. Boik, 18 - High school student secretly engaged to his girlfriend
Jonathan T. Blunk, 26 - Pushed his girlfriend to the ground and died trying to protect her
Matthew McQuinn, 27 - Dove on top of his girlfriend to shield her
Alex M. Sullivan, 27 - Killed on his 27th birthday
Micayla Medek, 23 - Was working at Subway while trying to save money for a trip to India
Rebecca Wingo, 32 - Mother of two, working towards associate of arts degree
Alexander Teves, 24 - Earned his masters degree in counseling psychology
Gordon Cowden, 51 - Father, outdoorsman, and small business owner. He brought his teenage children to the movie with him. They escaped unharmed.

Start talking more about THOSE people. Those are the ones who deserve the media's attention.

820 days ago


If you don't like reading about Holmes then READ SOMETHING ELSE. Its a free country and I personally am interested in learning more about this guy (as the rest of the world is)....I want to know what lead up to this and what made him stop. If you understand what went on in his mind then maybe you can stop future incidents. I'm just upset someone wasn't there to see the warning signs and read out to help him before it was too late.

820 days ago


TMZ Really ?

820 days ago

the real diva    

TMZ. is he your new obsession? as you sure posted enough on him. this must make Kim Kardashian mad. you have not posted her latest news. since you became obsessed with this idiot.
time to give it up tmz. you are only making this creep famous.
this idiot deserves to rot in jail. may the victims rest in peace.
and may tmz find a real story and quit obsessing on this creep.

820 days ago

@zac_nicholson on twitter    

If TMZ is going to cover the shooting then they should talk about the victims not the killer.

820 days ago

buzz kill    

Not a problem, he has a new home now.

820 days ago
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