What was going through Jason Holmes mind as he pummeled bullet after bullet…
Details are starting to emerge as per regards the mindset of James Holmes the individual said to be responsible for the horrendous killing of 12 and the injuring of over 50 individuals at an Aurora, Colorado movie complex.
Described as a loner and a recluse by those who knew him who one would not even look twice at on the street it is understood that in recent years that the honor student who excelled academically was feeling the throngs of not being able to find gainful employment despite his stellar grades.
At one point he even got a job at McDonald’s to meet his expenses before deciding to enroll in a Phd program at the University of Colorado‘s medical campus mid last year when he abruptly dropped out this past June.
Neighbors have described James Holmes as a “reclusive type” who typically ignored other apartment complex residents when they “said hello,” according to the Denver Post. “No one knew him. No one,” a neighbor told the local newspaper. The apartment building where Holmes lived was a complex specifically reserved for students, staff and faculty of the university’s medical program.
What is said to be peculiar as Holmes set out from his booby trapped apartment for the movie complex last night was the fact that he had been listening to one techno song over and over. In fact the song was still playing when authorities later arrived.
What is equally fascinating is the the fact that Holmes went to the theater emulating the regalia of the evil nemesis of Batman and even told authorities he was the joker. In fact the young man went so far as to paint his hair red along with wearing a gas mask, tactical gloves and bullet proof vest which he donned after re entering the movie theater via an emergency exit which he had earlier left open. To be sure one could perhaps argue that the young man had been gearing himself to star in his own crowd pleasing performance. Instead of evil being personified on the screen he would personify it live, larger and bigger and better than anyone could have envisaged.
It wasn’t until after throwing a smoke grenade and waiting for it to explode before Holmes opened fire with a multitude of weapons including, AR-15 assault rifle, a Remmington 12-guage shotgun and a 40-caliber Glock handgun. He also had another 40-caliber Glock in his car, police said.
After the shooting Holmes was apprehended in a nearby parking lot where he is said to not have put up a fight. It was there that he told authorities that his apartment was booby trapped, leading authorities to then evacuate the apartment complex and send in bomb experts.
To date the young man has invoked his right to a lawyer, whether one has been assigned to him or not is not yet known. It is also understood James Holmes has refused to answer most questions asked of him and as of yet authorities have not come up with a motive for the young man’s attack, even if one pay close attention to the clues stacking up can come up with their own idea as to what led to this tragedy.