JAMES HOLMES, 24, identified as suspect in deadly mass shooting at Aurora, Colorado, movie theater – CBSNews
Updated at 11:15 a.m. ET
(CBS/AP) The suspect apprehended in the mass shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater has been identified as James Eagan Holmes, 24, law enforcement sources told CBS News correspondent Bob Orr.
Twelve people died in the shooting at a showing of the new Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo., early Friday morning. A law enforcement source told Orr the shooting appears to have been carried out by a lone gunman.
One federal official told CBS News that at this time Holmes appears to have been “under the radar.” CBS News reports Holmes doesn’t appear to have a criminal record in Colorado or in California’s San Diego County, where he lived previously. Pentagon officials said there is no record of Holmes having served in any branch of the military.
The Associated Press reported that Holmes was a student at the University of Colorado’s medical school but withdrew last month, according to the school.
There was no immediate word of any motive. Federal law enforcement officials were briefed on the attack, but at this point there is no indication it is terrorism-related, CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports.