Comprehensive timeline: Aurora Massacre
AURORA MASSACRE: THE COMPREHENSIVE TIMELINE
All information here has been independently gathered and aggregated. Accuracy, clarity, and transparency have been the main goals – but any postings (unless official police or hospital releases) should be taken at your own discretion
Confirmed victims: Veronica Moser (6), AJ Boik (18), Micayla Medek (23), Jessica Ghawi (24), Alexander Teves (24), Jonathan Blunk (26), CT3, USN John Larimer (27), Alex Sullivan (27), Matt McQuinn (27), US Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse Childress (29), Rebecca Wingo (32), Gordon Cowden (51)
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Aurora PD info number: 303-627-3100. For family support, call 303-873-5292 or 720-848-2626. CrisisLine9: 303-698-0999
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IRC: #theatreshooting on irc.freenode.net
Reddit, I’ve been compiling a timeline for a while. Here it is. If you have ANY media or news whatsoever, please add it. Don’t repost personal info from the scanners.
Denver resident here. Reddit, I’m doing my best to update this. Watch the live stream.
Theater 9 (epicenter), Theater 8 (some hit), Theater 16 (people heard tear gas canisters)
ALL TIMES IN MDT, AM. NB: MANY OF THESE ENTRIES WERE FROM EARLY SCANNER AUDIO.
1:27: “Bring as much crime scene tape as you can”
1:28: Aurora PD merging communications with Denver PD
1:35: Shooter wearing green camo pants
1:37: bomb squad is there, bringing in K-9 units. possible other bombs
1:40: 18 ambulances on scene
1:41: 9news story posted.
1:42: “All ten people in the theater are black.” In this context, it means fatalities.
1:43: Report of a bomb going off in a theater.
1:45: Patients being transported to Denver Health
1:47: Command staff briefing. This is huge.
1:49: Car, Tennesee plates, Hyundai, license [redacted]. third to west, in front of doors. Possible bomb. Main entrances of mall covered. Bomb squad moving in.
1:53: Canine units coordinating at SE entrance between JC Penney’s and the food court. May be a bomb in there. Theory that bombs may be in front of theater.
1:55: New evidence for shooters. That’s plural. Theater 8, the shooter was seated. One more was outside, went into Theater 9. Coordinated attack. Two shooters. Open door discovered at mall. Suspicion of bomb in there.
1:56: One shooter at large, one in custody. From Facebook: Someone set off some little party poppers in our theatre, next thing I know someone runs in and said there was a shooting. We huddled down into the seats because people were outside the exit. I was fortunate enough to get home safely with my sister but a few friends are still stuck there.
1:57: Due to bombs, police relocating all units to S of Dillard’s. Open door was in Macy’s. Suspicions of bombs there.
2:01: Submitted to Reddit. Second device possibly found, setting up a “unified command”
2:06: On /r/denver.
Comment from /u/ThePenguinist: My best friend was at this. She said it happened about 30-40 minutes into the midnight premiere. Someone burst through the door and started shooting tear gas and then a gun. The only reason they got out was because they hit the ground and went for the door on their bellies.
2:04: MSNBC tweets the story.
2:06: Secondary explosive device found in front of theater
2:08: Bringing K-9 unit to the command post.
2:14: Indian male found as witness. People (witnesses) moving to the food court entrance
2:18: Witnesses being transported to Gateway High School. There are 100 witnesses.
2:26: Story on MSNBC here
2:28: Theatre 9 going to Gateway HS. Everyone else is triaged. No vehicles allowed to leave. Witnesses being photographs.
2:30: Water jugs being moved.
2:32: “Code 2, cruiser 49 ASAP”
2:36: Called the Denver Batman massacre by the Belfas Telegraph
2:42: “Possible older cop car-type seen fleeing the scene”
2:45: Which ambulances going where: 5 to Denver, 14 to University, 4 to Children’s, 3 to Aurora South, 2 to Parker, 2 to Swedish
2:47: From 9News: 15 mins into movie, popping heard. People thought it was part of the movie. Saw material coming through the wall. Chaotic. Caused a scramble. Several injured people escorted into ambulances. Flow of ambulances slowed down, flow of police has not. SWAT teams there. Theater 9: Guy in body armor. “One of the largest scenes I’ve seen in my journalistic career.”
2:52: Several police cars surrounding a vehicle. Possible explosive devices inside.
2:54: Tuned in to the 9News stream.
2:58: Newscast from Gateway HS. Witness is talking. People heard explosions and gunfire. No idea what happened. One shooter had a gas mask and was throwing tear gas.
2:59: Scanners report knife pulled on someone. WAY far away from theater. May be unrelated.
3:01: Someone reporting hand pain outside the theater.
3:02: Confirmed: At least 10 killed, 39 injured. Theaters 8 and 9 were sold out, and that’s where the shooting took place. 9News confirms that one person is in custody.
3:02: Nothing found inside the mall so far. Dogs coming out.
3:06: Witness interview from earlier being replayed. Witness in Theater 9 was young woman. She described a man about 6′ tall kicked through the door in a riot helmet and bulletproof vest. He was completely covered in all black, with goggles. After that, she and her boyfriend dropped to the floor. They got up, ran through the emergency exit. Shooter made his way up the stairs and started shooting people with the shotgun.
3:10: News is stalling until the police chief address.
3:15: Press conference: Gas released, gunman opened fire. Only know of one gunman. Police officers respond, find the gunman outside of the theater, carrying gas mask, rifle, handgun. One additional weapon found inside. 50 were hit. 14 confirmed dead.
3:30: AR-15 was the gun potentially used. One shooter or two? Many questions and very few answers other than a new death toll after the press conference. Keep your thoughts with the victims and their families.
3:42: More testimonies. Babies and small girls shot. News anchors getting emotional. Reports that the suspect had explosives in his apartment, which is also being searched.
3:49: More confirmation. 14 dead. 50 injured.
4:01: We beat 9News on the video. The video is
extremely slightly graphic, and they aren’t showing it with audio.
4:04: “No reason to believe there is a second gunman”
4:06: 10 died at the theater, 4 died at the hospital. 50 others had injuries.
4:13: 911 calls and police radio being played. They’re talking about the tear gas.
4:35: President Barack Obama notified about the shooting.
4:36: /u/derphurr updates: a man was shot in Kia outside theater, police spotted man in gas mask (the suspect) in parking lot outside the back of the movie theater after the shooting, police found suspect by his car in the parking lot
4:37: Another witness interview. Person’s friend shot, but not fatally. “All I can do is pray.”
4:46: Children’s hospital in Aurora treating six victims aged 6 to 31; Chik-fil-a is opening for officers that need restrooms/food
4:48: /u/mkyweriga: Officer reports Navy Petty Officer inquiring about a US Navy Sailor being killed in the incident. Officers are unaware of the identities of any of the victims at this time.
4:50: /u/mkyweriga: Mall is cleared, floor cleaner released from police custody.
4:55: Just called 9News about this timeline. Today Show has cancelled their show. Michael Phelps sends his condolences.
5:10: Youngest patient at University hospital is 3 months old, according to a tweet
5:15: I found a Wikipedia page about the shootings.
5:17: /u/hgmanifold: Car cleared by bomb squad, clearing backpacks.
5:26: /u/Deus_Viator: Two eyewitnesses on 9News say that 2 gas canisters were thrown from separate locations in the theater. Maybe multiple gunmen? EDIT: I’ve been following this since 1:30 and it seemed like multiple gunmen around then. Take with a grain of salt. For now.
5:27: /u/hgmanifold: Bomb squad is requesting a Ladder Truck and 30ft boom with “cherry picker”
5:28: Mitt Romney: ‘Ann and I are deeply saddened by the news of the senseless violence that took the lives of 15 people in Colorado’
5:33: Suspect’s house confirmed: 17th & Peoria
5:35: FBI: Suspect indicates he has explosives at his house.
5:36: /u/jason-samfield: Tissue samples being collected for evidence.
5:40: /u/hgmanifold: Bomb Squad released.
5:44: /u/nilicule: All available SWAT to report to 17th and Peoria for meeting will be soon releasing a team.
Also, from /u/nilicule: The cinema where the attack took place is just under 20 miles from Columbine High School, where two students shot dead 13 people in 1999.
5:46: Hospital releasing numbers very soon.
5:47: Beardstone: Report of guy with handgun leaving in red car.
5:49: Good news. Death count revised from 14/15 to 12.
5:55: Tweets posted. Trending as #theatershooting.
6:00: /u/Beardstone: “Tower is going in”
6:06: FBI: Shooter had an assault rifle, two handguns, and teargas. The car had Tennessee plates. Shooter born in December ’87. Shooter has given police a name, but needs to be confirmed. Apprehended outside the theater.
6:08: Adams, Aurora, and Denver county bomb squads are investigating his apartment.
6:09: /u/CCFTW + /u/OrgasmicWalrus: 2 federal officials say suspect in Colorado movie theater mass shooting is James Holmes, born December 13, 1987. @NBCNews – also, 9News is playing same dispatch audio again
6:12: Only contact with Holmes was a traffic ticket. /u/derphurr: His apartment is across the street from Peoria Elementary School.
6:14: Reddit, this is one time you probably should try to dig up some personal information about this guy.
6:16: Go, Reddit, go! List of hospitals moved to the top.
6:20: FBI agent beginning to enter 3rd floor window of the apartment. “Items of interest” found (/r/nilicule).
6:29: /u/nilicule: Gas was shut off to the suspect’s building.
6:50: /u/hgmanifold: chatter: “If this thing does go, be prepared to be defensive because of the ‘stuff’ inside the building”
7:00: Ignore the ldmaster profiles, please: unless we find something out, please don’t post personal info. Thanks.
7:03: /u/hgmanifold: PD is requesting HazMat.
7:15: Bomb squad leaving the suspect’s apartment.
7:35: Press conference by Aurora Medical Center. Stats on their way.
7:36: /u/nilicule: One of those killed in Aurora is a 6-year-old girl, father tells KDVR-TV
8:12: Colorado Governor Hickenlooper on Aurora mass shooting: here
8:15: Try not to pursue people named James Holmes on Facebook.
8:17: Barack Obama calls mayor of Aurora. He will speak on the incident from Florida. Washington is hugely involved.
8:28: /u/nilicule: The U.S. Army, concerned over speculation that the shooter might have been a veteran — and eager to stifle the meme of the psychotic veteran before it spread — felt compelled to email that a database check of the suspect resulted in “no evidence suggest[ing] this individual served in the Army.” via Wired
8:42: 3 more months of anonymous Reddit Gold! Thanks, guys!
9:00: /u/Deus_Viator: Hazmat team has arrived at the suspect’s residence.
9:03: Wasting a little time. More Reddit Gold. Thanks, guys.
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9:10: University of Colo. Med School says shooting suspect was student there but withdrew last month.
9:12: Bloomberg calls for tighter gun control policies.
9:13: CNN reporting suspect due in court later today
9:22: Confirmation of Jessica Redfield Ghawi’s death.
9:34: Pentagon spokesman: US service members apparently among casualties.
9:37: Aurora, CO pledges to renew assault weapon ban
9:50: Suspect’s family issues statement: “Our hearts go out to those who were involved in this tragedy.
10:03: Just screenshotted his picture.
10:05: Unconfirmed reports of C4 in the building?
10:06: Be back in a few minutes. Need to shower.
10:18: /u/Dspradau (thanks for filling the gap): Suspect to be in court on Monday. There are requests coming in to allow cameras in the courtroom.
10:32: Back. I’m not going to keep you guys waiting any longer. Getting caught up right now…
10:34: Denver Medical Center: 6 patients treated for gunshot wounds and cuts. 4 in fair condition.
10:37: Two AF reserve, 1 Navy service member wounded, per NBC
10:42: EXTREMELY sophisticated bomb setup according to 9News. They’re really covering this thing well.
10:47: Mitt Romney is giving his condolences.
10:50: Replay of Obama video: “There are other days for politics. This is a day for prayer and reflection.”
11:06: /u/RogueA: According to the 9News broadcast, the booby trap is a bunch of “liter sized pop bottles, believed to be filled with explosive or flammable materials, with wires running between all of them.”
11:28: Sorry for the gap. Been busy. 4 members of US military, 2 Air Force reservists, 2 Navy service members, wounded, hospitalized in Colorado shootings
11:42: /u/c0reyann: Why didn’t I post this before? “Alex Sullivan’s fate is still unknown, his friend was misinformed that he was at Swedish.”
GUEST EDITOR: /u/nilicule. integ3r is gone for a little bit. give nilicule reddit gold, since he deserves it.
11:52 CSU football recruit Zack Golditch was among those wounded in the #theatershooting
11:52 Current CSURams Football player David Anderson (Junior, WR) escaped the Aurora #theatreshooting without injury .
11:56 Press conference: AR-15 assault rifle, Remington shotgun, .40 Glock handgun, other 40cal Glock handgun found in the car. 71 people shot, 12 deceased. Holmes set off 2 devices, released smoke or some sort of irritant. Officials are confident he acted alone. Suspect was wearing ballistic helmet, ballistic leggings, groin protecter, tactical gloves, gasmask.
12:00: Suspect lives at 1690 Paris Street, which is currently an active and difficult scene due to presence of boobytraps.
12:02: DA Carol Chambers interviewed a statement.
12:03: Anschutz campus Research Bldgs 1 & 2 evacuated. #theatershooting suspect worked there
12:04: Press conference: Police are unwilling to speculate about a motive
12:05: Press conference: between first call to 911 and arrest was a minute to minute and a half
12:06: Some good news: ThinkGeek has donated $1000 to Red Cross Denver
12:09: Press conference: Police will not release his booking photo today
12:10: Colorado local police say, once again, they are not looking for anyone else in connection with attack in cinema in which 12 people died
12:11: Aurora Police Chief doesn’t know if Holmes had legal possession of weapons
12:14: The District Attorney’s office has a page for victim services
12:15: The Washington Post has a detailed map of the area
12:17: Police chief: Booby traps at #theatershooting suspect home “something I’ve never seen.”
12:19: Obama orders flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday.
12:19: Police chief: “Bodies are still in movie theater.”
12:20: National Association of Theatre Owners says it is ‘reviewing security procedures’ in movie theaters
12:23: Colorado shooting suspect to police: I am the Joker
12:26: News9 analyst Scott Robertson says suspect will be charged with 10 counts of first degree murder, 61 counts of attempted first degree murder
12:33: AP law enforcement source: Colorado shooting suspect bought ticket to movie , went into theater as part of crowd
12:41: Twitter account for the National Rifle Association had this to say – NRA has since apologized.
12:45: The Huffington Posts lists how you can help victims, families of the tragedy
12:47: Apple Trailers has deleted the page for Gangster Squad. Trailer featured movie theater mass shooting. It also appears YouTube has blocked U.S. users from viewing Gangster Squad trailers. iTunes has also removed the trailer for Gangster Squad
12:57: Warner Brothers is considering suspending Batman airings for the rest of the weekend
Thank all of you who are donating Reddit Gold, glad to be helping out! nilicule
1:01: Aurora PD says people wanting to pick up cars left at the theater can go to the northernmost mall entrance from Abeline Street
1:02: The CU Denver says it has asked non-essential personnel to go home in three of its research buildings in Aurora.
1:10: NBC’s Pete Williams reports: all of Holmes’ guns were legally purchased within the last few months from two different stores, with first one bought in May.
1:16: Holmes is being called a nice guy who had been struggling to find a job.
integ3r is back. Good job, everyone.
1:43: /u/networkdeskpeon posts a DoD release.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 602-12 July 20, 2012 Statement on Colorado Shooting Incident The Department of Defense is deeply saddened by the news of the tragic incident at the Aurora Mall Movie Theater in Aurora, Colo. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families of those impacted by this event. One sailor was injured and one, known to have been at the theatre that evening, is currently unaccounted for. Two airmen were injured in the incident. The Navy and the Air Force are working with the families of these service members to ensure they have the care and attention they need. We can also confirm that the alleged gunman in this incident, James Holmes, is not a past or current member of any branch or component of the U.S. Armed Forces. *U.S. Department of Defense*
1:47: Warner Brothers pulls TV ads for Dark Knight Rises
2:05: Direct donations to (303) 739-6346.
2:25: Suspect not cooperating.
2:26: DHS warned about threats in movie theaters
2:27: /u/nilicule: The Department of Homeland Security in a May 17, 2012 memo, warned that American movie theaters were increasingly likely targets for terrorist attacks, primarily because they packed many people into one tightly confined place. pdf
2:28: Colfax to 19th will be closed at approximately 6:00pm for the next phase of entering the apartment according to 9News.
2:30: Continue to be awesome, Reddit.
2:45: Take a break and read The Onion‘s take on this.
3:09: Looks like new comments don’t work. We broke it!
3:10: /u/withoutahat: “Chances are your posts are the reference for every news source. You’ve effectively turned Reddit into the reverse-aggregate news site.”
3:11: /u/laladalaetc: Holmes purchased his guns from two national chains: Bass Pro Shops and Gander Mountain Guns.
3:17: Still waiting for comments to come back.
3:21: ODEON to continue ‘vigilant safety measures’ after US shooting
3:22: Federal law enforcement reports that the suspect had dyed his hair red and claimed he was the Joker. (from 9News webcast)
3:30 (yeah, news is slower right now): /u/nilicule: School district confirms Colorado shooter graduated from San Diego-area high school; Poway USD confirms James Holmes a graduate of Westview High School source
3:33: Possible AdultFriendFinder picture discovered.
3:43: Reddit comments may be coming back.
07-20-2012 1:25 PM The next Press Conference will be held this evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Aurora Municipal Center campus at 15151 East Alameda Parkway. Please go to the parking lot on the south side of the campus between the library and the Aurora Municipal Center.
3:50: /u/mvpmets00 says:
Loud techno music was reported playing in suspects apartment, apparently set on a timer. The thinking is the music was a ploy by the suspect to lure law enforcement to apartment for a noise complaint. Which would then have set off “bombs” in the apartment.
4:07: Another AFF corroboration post, with some explanation.
Created July 5. This has been premeditated for at least 15 days.
username classicjimbo, jimbo is short for Jim.
Red hair, as rumor suspected.
‘visit me in jail’
4:12: /u/shankee: The last update from Swedish Hospital was 40 mins ago: Shooting Update: 4 total victims here. 3 in stable condition. Male/18, Male/20, Female/29. 1 Female/19 treated and released. /u/nilicule: Authorities have begun removing the bodies from the theatre.
4:32: ER doctor: “This has actually been one of the most horrific nights of my career.”
4:36: UPDATE: DO NOT call 303-739-6346 to offer money for the victims. This number is for food donations for APD.
4:40: Holmes’ former instructor: ‘He was nice, easy-going’
- He took 100mg of Vicodin about two and half hours before the shooting
- He told police he was acting alone and tipped them to the booby trapped explosives in his Aurora apartment. But he then asked for a lawyer and stopped cooperating.
- According to sources, he had nine
clipsmagazines in an ammo carrier and police found at least three .40-caliber magazines, a shotgun and a large drum magazine on the floor when they arrived. One source believed the ammo drum for the AR-15 had jammed sometime during the shooting.Speculation that the gun overheated.
- Holmes exited the theater where he was confronted by at least two officers.
- Loud music on a timer to lure a noise complaint.
- Police now plan to detonate the devices using a robot
- The living room of the apartment was crisscrossed with trip wires connected to a number of plastic bottles containing an undetermined fluid
4:52: @TroyRenck tweets: “There will be a moment of silence of silence [sic] prior to tonight’s Rockies-Padres game. A sad day for so many. Prayers for the families”
4:53: Aurora Fire Department tears down their equipment.
4:56: According to 9News, the shooter bought a ticket, propped the emergency door, armed himself, and came in. He had 3 weapons on him today: one in his car (a Glock .40) and three in the theater: an AR-15, shotgun, and a second Glock .40. CNN reported that he had a 100-round magazine on the AR-15. Shots started at 12:39 AM. Police arrived within a minute to a minute and a half.
nilicule taking over for integ3r again for a bit
5:55: Aurora theater shooting: Police and fire department scanner traffic audio archive
5:59: Law enforcement sources say situation at Colorado gunman’s apartment will last through the weekend.
6:01: Residents evacuated from apartments near theater shooting suspect’s home allowed back in to get belongings. Evacuees of the following residences will be permitted to return to their apartments to pick up emergency items such as medicine, baby items, etc.: 11948 East 17th Avenue 1686 Paris Street 1685 Paris Street 1678 Paris Street. Evacuees should meet at Paris Elementary School (1635 Paris Street) at 7PM MDT. They should bring their identification. Everyone will be escorted by Police Officers and will have a limited amount of time to gather these items. No children will be permitted inside of the building.
6:13: The latest information on the Century 16 Movie Theater shooting is listed at this page
6:13: Aurora Mental Health has a counseling drop-in site open 24 hours/day this weekend at 11059 East Bethany Dr. Ste. 200., Aurora.
6:14: Coroners office says families will be notified of the dead at 8pm
6:15: Stories of bravery begin to come out after Batman movie massacre
6:20: Psychologists speculate about mental state of suspect
6:23: Aurora Police have scheduled a press conference for 9p Eastern
6:27: Yurivictor posts gruesome photo of theater back door
6:29: Vehicles left at Century 16 can’t be removed after 7PM tonight.
6:35: Roger Ebert adds his thoughts about the tragedy
7:06: Colorado Governor says 70 people shot , not 71.
7:06: Colorado Governor: 11 still in critical condition; 30 in hospital overall.
7:07: Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Colorado on Monday, 09:30 local time – court officials
7:08: Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper: 70 total casualties in theater shooting; as of 3:30 pm MT, 11 in critical condition
7:09: Latest updates from Aurora officials
7:10: Aurora, Colorado Police Chief: Last of bodies removed from theatre after 5pm local time.
7:11: Press conference: Suspect purchased 3000 rounds .223, 3000 rounds of .40, 300 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun. Multiple magazines bought over the internet, including a 100 round drum magazine.
7:14: Aurora, CO Police Chief: Five apartment buildings evacuated, including apartment building of the suspect. Officials are waiting for support from government before proceeding after finding jars of liquids, jars of mortar rounds.
7:15: Aurora, CO Police Chief: Suspect was origininally hailing from Riverside, CA.
7:18: Aurora, CO Police Chief: Tip line is open at 720.913.STOP. Community information number: 303.739.1862
7:18: Aurora, CO Police Chief: There will be a prayer vigil at 6:30 PM on Sunday
(i have been assisting the two of them where i can throughout the day and timestamps to updates will provided in PST)
8.05 user Tavman cleaned up the audio of the dispatch and posted the police dispatch
8.43 News9 video stream has confirmed that holmes will be represented by ‘one of the best’ public defenders in the country (text source needed)
8.43 current speculation is that the list of victims names will not be released until Saturday morning at the earliest, as police reach out to victims families
8.50 user Tavman cleaned up the audio of the dispatch and posted the fire department dispatch
9.16 user smileyman has posted a clean aggregate of all 7 reddit threads thus far and continues to update as we do Link
9.59 News9 video stream spoke with a gun salesman who confirmed that Holmes had dyed at the time of purchase (text source needed) – [this development potentially adds strength to AFF profile actually belonging to suspect]
10.15 family of Alex Sullivan released a statement earlier today along with this picture.
10.15 user The_time_lord has provided a list of outlets for those wishing to write letters of correspondence or support to many involved in the tragedy link (please use courtesy if you do choose to address any of those people)
10.42 though previously posted many users have requested information about the firearms used by the suspect. information can be found here link
10.47 new eyewitness video from theatre just after the shooting found on youtube, depicts injured woman surround by several people link
1.49AM PST at this time it appears little to no breaking news has been revealed and seems unlikely that anything further will develop tonight, i am signing off for the night – i will update tomorrow at some point either by continuing to aggregate sources here or by pointing you all into the right direction. Thank you to all Redditors who contributed and helped monitor web traffic tirelessly throughout the day to get information out to the masses.
As time has progressed we have tried to narrow down what is speculation and what is verifiable fact. None of us involved with this effort are actually journalists, nor were most of us actually involved with the tragedy in any way.
I cannot speak for the others involved, but i personally chose to try and find out and share what i could because i believe that letting fear, speculation, and paranoia dominate our minds only lets those who seek to terrorize us achieve their goals. The greatest weapon we have against such atrocities is our faith in each other, our personal freedoms, and our refusal to be coerced or manipulated by such cowardly acts.
i consider my actions and these posts i have made as my own personal form on vengeance and retribution on the suspect; he has taken the lives of innocent people but i will not let his actions manipulate our minds, our beliefs, our faith, or our sanity.
I sincerely apologize for any earlier mistakes that we have all made in getting this information out, i assure you we only had the best intentions.
7:18: Westboro Baptist Church tweets about picketing the memorial service. Nice.
7:35: Jace Larson reports some media pushed back at suspect’s Aurora house. Sources tell him officials are still a way off from going into apt.
7:40: TMZ says that the AdultFriendFinder site was legitimate. Corroborates the following posts on part 5: 3:33 PM, 3:40 PM, 3:51 PM (/u/MiKenning), 3:54 PM (/u/kevindqc), 4:07 PM, and this post by /u/joey5755, with help from /u/MiKenning for the comparisons being used by many news sources
7:42: Aurora PD is holding a media briefing at Peoria Street Media Staging at 8AM MDT
7:49: The father of sailor John Thomas Larimer confirms to CNN his son was 1 of the 12 people killed
7:55: Authorities considering detonating some of the explosive devices inside suspect James Holmes’ home.
8:07: Sgt. Cassidee Carlson of Aurora PD is starting the media briefing, explaining the plans for the day. First stage is disarming the tripwire, which may involve a controlled detonation. Second stage is disposal, where the devices will be transported by sand trucks to a different location where the devices will be safely detonated. Third stage is the investigative phase.
8:15: Aurora PD says they prefer to disable trip wire without intentional detonation to preserve evidence
8:15 Aurora PD says they plan to get into the suspect’s apartment within the next hour
8:23: Peoria St will be shut down at times. Public safety, evidence preservation are highest priorities, “situation is fluid.”
9:44: Trauma surgeon Dr. Bob Snyder at Medical Center of Aurora says 1 ICU patient will possibly be moved today to regular floor
10:24: The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office has identified all 12 victims of the shootings early Friday at the Century Aurora 16 complex and completed autopsies on half of the dead, authorities say.
10:36: Second phase at suspect’s apartment may involve detonation, Aurora police say
10:55: Explanation of the tripwires from the Washington Post.
integ3r is back. Getting caught up right now, give me a couple minutes
11:28: Watch the bomb squad attempt to disable the explosives live. They are trying to disable the central detonator after delaying to this morning.
11:38: Detonation will begin shortly.
11:40: Detonation was successful, according to the Aurora PD. More information on first and second stages of explosion: According to CBS News, the first stage involved two types of liquid mixing together via a tripwire.
11:45: Peoria open to traffic.
12:16: /u/shankee: @jacelarson tweets: Police just told us that they think they have eliminated the threat. Clarification: “They told me that there are still hazards that remained inside but they don’t expect to have to do another controlled detonation.”
12:25: /u/cachemon3y finds a post from NY Daily News: “urora shooting suspect James Holmes jailed in solitary: ‘All the inmates were talking about killing him’” – apologies that this wasn’t posted before, multiple people submitted it!
12:32: Had an email from CU Denver Police forwarded to me. Originally timestamped July 20, 2012 11:41 AM MDT.
Many of you have noticed the increased police on campus as a result of the tragic movie theater shooting. Our thoughts are focused the patients and the families who have lost loved ones. The alleged shooter involved, James Holmes, spent time as a graduate student at the Anschutz Medical Campus. He voluntarily left in June 2012, his building access was then terminated and he was in the process of completing withdrawal paperwork. He is currently in police custody and we do not believe he has been on campus since mid-June. While at this point the University Police have no to reason to believe that our students or staff are at risk, out of an abundance of caution, we are asking all non-essential campus personnel in RC-1 North and South, and RC 2 to leave the campus and/or not report to work. Our police have walked the buildings and believe that there is no reason to be concerned. However, we have specially-trained dogs that will be arriving shortly to add another level of assurance. MORE HERE