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Movie Theater Shooting

Movie Gunman Wrote Of 'Obsession To Kill' Since Childhood

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | Crime

By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 26 (Reuters) - Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes wrote in a notebook he sent to his psychi...

2 Shot In Atlanta Movie Theater

AP | Posted 12.24.2014 | Crime

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police are investigating a shooting inside a movie theater in the city's Midtown neighborhood that left two people hospitaliz...

What We Can Learn From the 188-Page Report on the Aurora Theater Shooting

Mike Weisser | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I'm not in any way opposed to using a gun or anything else for genuine, self-defense. But I am opposed to the shameless pandering of the NRA and other gun promoters to the childish fantasy that if you walk around with a gun, that you're protecting yourself or others from harm.

Judge Rejects Request For More Time From Accused Theater Shooter's Defense

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case pleaded Tuesday for more time so they can interview a psychiatrist ...

Armed, Locked and Loaded: The Worst and Most Intimidating Gun States

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

No one should feel safe in the following states. These are states with the most Wild West gun laws where you are most likely to encounter someone -- anyone -- with a gun. And it is time to take a stand and do something about it.

Holmes Defense Wants Reporter To Reveal Sources

AP | Posted 02.01.2014 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 people at a Colorado movie theater say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to requ...

Shoot First, Claim Self-Defense Later

Mike Weisser | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Maybe I've got it all mixed up, but I haven't seen any interviews with guys in prison who pulled out a gun and shot someone because it was the "only" way they could settle an argument on favorable terms.

Wife Of Man Shot For Texting: 'My Whole World Is Shattered'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

The wife of a Florida man who was shot and killed last week in an argument over texting at a movie theater said she is struggling to pick up the piece...

It's Time To Calm Down About Movie Theater Disruptions

Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.17.2014 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

The killing in Florida is not the first time select bloggers have placed their precious movie-going experience above human decency.

Movie Theater Shooting Suspect Claims Texter Attacked Him

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says a retired Tampa police officer's praiseworthy career doesn't offset the severity of the charge tha...

Slain Moviegoer Was Texting Toddler Daughter Before Shooting

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 03.16.2014 | Crime

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — An argument over texting in a Florida movie theater Monday triggered a retired Tampa police captain to fatally shoot a ma...

Shooting Over Movie Theater Texting Leaves 1 Dead: Police

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

UPDATE 5:45 p.m. -- According to multiple reports, the shooting occurred after an apparent argument over an audience member texting during a screenin...

Report: Communications Failure Delayed Emergency Response

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | Crime

AURORA, Colo. — Police and fire officials failed to tell each other when and where rescuers were needed following the Aurora theater shootings, ...

Plea Deal Rejected In Aurora Shooting

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.28.2013 | Denver

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater massacre case have rejected an offer from suspect James Holmes to plead guilty in exchange for avo...

Aurora Shooting Suspect Offers Guilty Plea | Posted 05.27.2013 | Crime

By DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press DENVER -- Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes have offered to have him...

Cop Shoots Armed Man In Movie Theater

AP | Posted 03.14.2013 | Crime

SAN DIEGO — Police shot and critically wounded a man Saturday suspected of chasing his girlfriend with a handgun across a shopping mall parking ...

Prosecution To Unveil Evidence Against Aurora Shooting Suspect

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 03.09.2013 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The officers struggled to hold back the tears as they recalled the Colorado theater shooting: discovering a 6-year-old girl ...

Aurora Shooting Suspect's Lawyers To Subpoena Reporter

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 12.11.2012 | Media

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Attorneys for the Colorado movie theater shooting suspect plan to subpoena a Fox News journalist who was the first to report that...

Why The Alleged Aurora Shooter's Defense Could Work

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 10.30.2012 | Crime

DENVER -- If James Holmes pleads not guilty by reason of insanity, prosecutors wanting to prove that he methodically carried out a deadly Colorado mov...

GOP Lawmaker's Shocking Gun Raffle

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in Missouri is holding a campaign fundraiser where he will raffle off one of the same types of weapons used in the Auror...

First Photos Of Aurora Victim's New Baby Released

Posted 07.25.2012 | Parents

"No matter how bad a situation may seem there is always the chance that good may come from it." That's the first line of an update on ...

Why Do So Many Movies Have Theater Shooting Scenes?

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- There's something about the dark and quiet of a movie theater that allows us to make ourselves vulnerable. We enter into an implicit pa...

LOOK: Alleged Colorado Shooter's Booking Photo Released

Posted 07.23.2012 | Crime

Authorities released the mugshot of James Holmes, the man suspected of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others during a shooting rampage at a screeni...

If You Want to Talk Defense, Defend Us from Weapons of Mass Assault Right Here at Home

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
David M. Abromowitz

In no time, Congressmen and candidates who like to talk tough on defense will let the Aurora slaughter slide into the background, and turn back to pushing Americans to pump up military spending.

13-Year-Old Hero Tries To Save Colorado Shooting Youngest Victim

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.23.2012 | Teen

Kaylan, a 13-year-old girl who was eager to see "The Dark Knight Rises" on opening night at the Aurora, Colo., Century 16 theater, did not know that t...