JAMES HOLMES - COUNTDOWN TO THE SHOOTING
July 5 - James takes a picture of himself wearing tactical ballistic gear and brandishing the assault rifle, scowling. That same day he snapped a picture of some of the bombs he was making in his kitchen.
July 5, 11, 20 & 29 - James takes pictures of the exit doors at the theater. Two of those pictures were of a door inside the theater that appeared to lead from the theater into the main hallway. The other two were pictures of the theater’s purple exterior doors, though they didn’t appear to be the same door police say Holmes used to enter the theater that night.
July 19 at 5:17 p.m. - James Holmes took a picture of his guns, ballistic gear and gas mask spread out on a red sheet on his bed.
July 19 at 6:22 p.m., James took a self portrait of himself wearing black contact lenses, a black beanie and sticking his tongue out. His dyed orange hair stuck out under the cap.
July 19 at 6:26 p.m., James took a picture of himself grinning and holding a Glock pistol in front of his face.
July 19 at 6:31 p.m., James took a picture of himself holding one of the black bombs he set in his house, seemingly whistling as he snapped the photo. The round bomb had an almost cartoonish quality, with a red and white striped fuse sticking out the top.
July 19 at 6:40 p.m.In the last picture, James sat in front of one of the elaborate bomb ignition systems.