Movie Theater Shooting: Suspect Said He Was ‘The Joker’
James Holmes, the 24-year-old who surrendered to police after killing 12 and injuring dozens more at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo., early this morning, told police he was “The Joker” when he was arrested.
During a news conference today, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, said:
We have some information, most of it is public. It clearly looks like a deranged individual. He had his hair painted red, he said he was ‘The Joker,’ obviously the enemy of Batman.”
TMZ and others are speculating Holmes was trying to recreate a scene from “The Dark Knight” when the late Heath Ledger, playing the joker, went on a murder rampage at a hospital in the 2008 movie, seen below.