Aurora police chief Daniel Oats is rejecting media reports that gunman James Holmes had an accomplice during the shooting at Century 16 theaters on Thursday night, CBS News is reporting. While Oats said Holmes is currently the only suspect in the attack during the midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ he added that police are interested in speaking with anyone who had contact with the suspect.
Oats appeared on ‘Face the Nation’ today, and said “all the evidence we have, every single indicator, is that…this is all Mr. Holmes’ activity and that he wasn’t particularly aided by anyone else.” The police chief added that his department is building a case to show that “this was a deliberative process by a very intelligent man who wanted to do this.”
The person brought in yesterday to be questioned was only “a casual consequence,” Oats added. “The relationship was real inconsequential,” he added.
Speaking about the sophistication of the explosives in Holmes’ apartment, Oats said “I think it speaks volumes about his intelligence and his deliberation and his cold-bloodedness.” He added that he couldn’t believe the designs of Holmes’ plans. A computer from the suspect’s apartment has been given to the FBI for analysis, which Oats has confirmed will be part of an exhaustive investigation.
Written by: Karen Benardello