According to a federal law enforcement official, Holmes allegedly wore a bulletproof vest and riot-type mask as he opened fire in the Century Aurora 16 movie theater with three weapons namely an “AK type” rifle, a shotgun and two handguns. He was also said to have used tear gas.
-Holmes, a graduate of Westview High School in Rancho Penasquitos is a native of San Diego, but currently pursuing in neuroscience in Aurora.
According to neighbors who lives in Holmes building, he was someone “nobody knew,” seemed “reclusive” and not the type to say ‘hi’ in the hall.
Upon searching Holmes’ apartment, police found that the residence was “booby-trapped,” and police saw what looked like “buckets of extra ammunition” and some kind of chemical inside his home, but FBI says there is no indication the he or the attack is tied to any terrorist groups.Holmes has since been placed under arrest and remains in police custody. He is scheduled to appear in a Colorado courtroom on Monday, although no formal charges have been filed.