Saturday, August 11, 2012

Police Audio Raises The Possibility There Were Multiple Shooters In The 'Dark Knight' Massacre

Michael Kelley | Aug. 7, 2012, 5:51 PM

The police radio transmissions

We've reported on the eye witness report from Corbin Dates, who said that it looked as if someone in the theater took a phone call by the emergency door and pried it open while "looking for somebody to come his way."
Another witness told a reporter: "From what we saw he wasn't alone ... because the second can of tear gas didn't come from his side."
Skeptics highlight that police radio transmissions seem to corroborate those accounts:
Three minutes after Holmes was supposedly detained in/by his car, an officer says (at 9:58): "One of the shooters might be wearing a white and blue plaid shirt" and the dispatcher responds "Copy, outstanding shooter possibly wearing a white and blue plaid shirt."
An officer says (at 11:43): "The suspect is saying that he's the only one but I'm getting conflicting suspect descriptions from the witnesses out here."
Then, the dispatcher receives several updates (at 24:42) and says: "Copy, all units ... male with a red backpack and another one possibly in black clothing headed toward Alameda" Avenue.
Subsequently an officer says (at 25:00): "Suspect is going to be male, unknown race, black camo-type outfit, believed to be wearing a vest, gas mask and multiple long guns." That update is reiterated by another officer at 31:15.
Even after 45 more minutes pass – making it more than an hour after Holmes was detained – the officers still mention other potential shooters:
1:16:16: Officer: "Talking to people making statements, sounds like we have possibly 2 shooters, one that was in Theater 8 seated, another one that came in from the outside into Theater 9. Sounds like it was a coordinated attack."
1:16:55: Dispatch: "Every unit, possible 2nd shooter still at large... Keep the media away from them."
1:31:27: Dispatch: Again, no witnesses are to be released, even if they've been spoken to."

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The trail of blood leading toward (as opposed to away from) the emergency exit of Theater 9 is currently unexplained.

1 comment:

Lady Rae said...

This is interesting, but how did someone say something at 25:00? there is no such thing?

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