Aurora Shooter Tried to Lure People to Booby-Trapped Apartment
New information about the suspected Aurora killer, James Holmes, suggests that he may have been inspired by Norwegian anti-Muslim terrorist Anders Behring Breivik. The scenario he tried to set up was very similar to Breivik’s — a massive bombing followed by a mass murder attack: Loud Music Used to Lure People to Booby-Trapped Apartment.
AURORA, Colo. — A neighbor of the mass shooting suspect thinks the man, James Holmes, may have tried to lure someone into his booby-trapped apartment to create a diversion during the shooting spree.
The neighbor, Chris Rodriguez, told 7NEWS, he and his girlfriend started hearing loud techno music coming from above them at midnight.
“Usually the complex is very quiet, nobody has parties, so that was the first time we actually had a party or a lot of noise at the complex,” said Rodriguez.
After about 15 minutes, Rodriguez’s girlfriend decided to knock on the door and ask them to turn the music down.
“She went upstairs to the apartment, and she knocked on the door pretty hard, she knocked two or three times and yelled into the door, ‘Hey, can you turn that music down, we are trying to sleep,’” said Rodriguez.
Rodriguez said that no one answered and his girlfriend didn’t even hear any footsteps. While she was listening at the door, she noticed that the door moved.
“The door moved a little bit, and the handle jiggled a little, and she was contemplating going into the apartment, but something told her don’t do it,” Rodriguez said.
Another similarity to Breivik: the killer had carefully planned this massacre to maximize the slaughter, and was equipped with body armor, two .40-caliber Glock handguns, a Remington shotgun, and an assault rifle with a high-capacity ammo clip.
BREAKING: AP Source: Suspected Colo. gunman had high-capacity, drum-style ammo clip in assault rifle. -PP
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