CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A surveillance video introduced in court Monday shows James E. Holmes scanning his movie ticket, purchased 12 days earlier and then turning toward Theater 9 where a murderous shooting rampage took place.
Holmes, 25, faces 166 criminal counts in connection with the July 20 attack on a movie theater in Aurora. Colo. Twelve people were killed and at least 70 injured in the July 20 shooting during a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” His preliminary hearing began Monday.
Aurora Police Det. Matthew Inqui, of the major crimes unit, said he interviewed witnesses who were inside Theater 9. They described a man in dark clothes standing near the emergency exit. They saw flashes of light and gunfire and said the gunman was calm as he moved along the aisles.
The officer then diagrammed where each of the bodies was found, reciting the victims' names and locations as some family members quietly cried.