Police are investigating an account on a sex cruising website which appears to have been set up by James Holmes, the grad school dropout who allegedly killed 12 people at a screening of the new Batman film on Thursday night。
While there are a couple of minor discrepancies in the account, including a birth date and height which are slightly different to those reported by officials, it is convincing enough to have attracted the attention of police, according to Mediaite。
The man's red hair fits with the statement by NYPD boss Ray Kelly that the gunman had dyed his hair before the cinema attack。
Holmes, 24, had painted his hair red and said he was The Joker - Batman's arch nemesis - before he tossed a gas canister into the late-night showing of The Dark Knight Rises and began firing, according to New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly。
'It clearly looks like a deranged individual,' Kelly said of the shooter at a news conference, CBS reported. 'He had his hair painted red. He said he was "The Joker", obviously the enemy of Batman.'
It has also emerged that Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 and injuring 58 after buying a ticket to the film, had been studying at the University of Colorado's medical campus until June this year。
His shocked mother confirmed that he was behind the massacre, telling reporters: 'You've got the right man.'
A federal law enforcement official told the Associated Press that Holmes, who some sources said was on Vicodin at the time of the attack, had bought a ticket to the midnight showing and went in to the screen as part of the crowd。
He then propped open an exit door as the movie played and put on donned protective a ballistic helmet, vest, throat protector, gas mask, black tactical gloves。
Witnesses said he threw a smoke grenade and waited for it to explode before opening random fire with an AR-15 assault rifle, a Remmington 12-gauge shotgun and a 40-caliber Glock handgun. He also had another 40-caliber Glock in his car, police said。
He moved up the cinema aisle shooting anyone who tried to flee。
Twelve people died in the horrific attack. The youngest victim is believed to be just 12. Scores of injured victims are now fighting for their lives; the youngest is just three months old, and is believed to have been shot at blank point range in the back。