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James Holmes Had Painted Red Hair, Said He Was Batman Nemesis ‘The Joker,’ Per Report

James Holmes Had Painted Red Hair, Said He Was Batman Nemesis 'The Joker'

James Holmes, the suspected shooter involved in this morning’s theater shooting Colorado, painted red hair and “said he was The Joker,” according to a CBS report.

The information came from New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly. Per CBS News:

“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,” Kelly said at a news conference after noon.

Kelly said the NYPD is stepping up security at movie theaters around the city after suspect James Holmes walked into a Colorado movie theater during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” and opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring dozens more.

CBS News’ Tony Aiello relayed the remark, via Twitter:

(H/T CBS)

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