According to recent rumors, police in Colorado may be currently seeking a second “person of interest” in connection to the movie theater shootings that took place in Aurora, Colorado last week. They reportedly interviewed “an associate of [suspected shooter James Holmes]” on Saturday and it is unclear if the recent rumors are connected.
Holmes is currently in custody. He made an appearance in court today, causing a mild uproar among media members who wished to debate whether his sullenness and refusal to cooperate with authorities is part of an act or is genuine mental illness.
At this time, it is unclear what kind of involvement a second person would have in this case. Police have completed their sweep of Holmes’ apartment and defused all the traps he set. Some of his homemade explosives were said to be quite sophisticated, so it’s possible he had assistance in producing them. It’s also possible he had help in purchasing the four guns and over 3,000 rounds of ammunition authorities say he acquired in the past few months.
It is rumored that the additional person of interest may be a fellow student of Holmes’. The former medical student is said to have been somewhat withdrawn, but he had connections at the school where he studied.