Second “Person Of Interest” Sought In Theater Shooting
UPDATE: Police did speak with the second person but are now saying they are confident the shooter acted alone.
Aurora theater shooting, July 20, 2012 — Police command center
AURORA, Colo. — Sources have told KDVR-TV that a second man is now a person-of-interest in the Aurora theater shooting investigation.
We are not disclosing his identity because he has not been charged
Twelve people were killed and 58 injured early Friday when James Egan Holmes allegedly opened fire inside the crowded theater
Neighbors of the person of interest say for the past two days there have been SWAT team and police cars in their alley and unmarked cars in street
“He’s been there about a year,” said one neighbor.
Agents showed up again this morning.
“I woke up this morning with cops still here trying to look inside his home. At 5:00 a.m. cops showed-up and asked me about (him).
Sources told KDVR-TV someone made either a call or a text from the person of interest’s phone threatening violence if James Egan Holmes was not released from jail.
That call prompted police to issue an alert to find and detain him.
Sources also say a picture of Holmes, with red hair, on an adult website is what he looked like when he was arrested
Neighbors recognized him instantly but they say he recently dyed his hair
“I`ve seen him before,” said a neighbor to the person of interest
The person of interest’s Facebook page shows he has a master’s degree in bio-medical science
Anshutz Medical Center confirms he is in their doctorate program, the same program from which Holmes withdrew several months ago
Out of caution police searched their campus Friday, but they won’t say what if anything they were looking for or found
As for the person of interest, all law enforcement jurisdictions, local, state and federal, are looking for him
Neighbors say he and his roommate left their home hours before the massacre.
They haven’t seen him since
Aurora police declined to comment on this report due to the active nature of the investigation.