An Aurora police department detective takes a witness statement on July 20 shortly after the shootings.
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Police gather outside the Century Aurora theater in the pre-dawn hours of July 20.
Moviegoers were evacuated across the street as Aurora police strung crime scene tape around the parking lots encircling the theater.
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A bag of popcorn was abandoned outside the Century Aurora theater early on July 20.
A man arrives at Children's Hospital in Aurora, Colo., on July 20.
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Family and friends wait in the early hours of July 20 outside Gateway High School, where witnesses were brought for questioning after the shootings.
Tom Sullivan embraces family members on July 20 while searching frantically for his son Alex, who was celebrating his 27th birthday at the movie theater.
Yellow markers sit next to evidence, including a gas mask, as police investigate the scene outside the Century Aurora movie theater in Aurora, Colo., on July 20.
Police examine the car of James Eagen Holmes behind the theater where a gunman opened fire on moviegoers in Aurora.
Law enforcement officials gather outside the Century 16 Theater in Aurora, Colo., on July 20.
The Aurora bomb squad robot is deployed to search the suspect's vehicle near the Century 16 Theater on July 20.
A SWAT team officer stands watch near the suspect's apartment on July 20.
Police use a video camera to look inside the shooting suspect's apartment on July 20.
People hold a prayer vigil for the victims and first responders as police investigate an overnight shooting that killed 12 people at a midnight premiere of the new "Batman" movie in Aurora, Colorado on July 20.
Television news crews gather in front of the home of Robert and Arlene Holmes, parents of 24-year-old mass shooting suspect James Holmes, on July 20 in the Rancho Penasquitos area of San Diego, California. James Holmes reportedly killed 12 people and wounded scores of others at a midnight opening of the Barman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, in Aurora, Colorado last night. He is believed to have been wearing armor and a gas mask as he tossed a tear gas canister into the crowded theater at the beginning of the movie and began shooting people with his four guns.
Shamecca Davis hugs her son Isaiah Bow, who was an eyewitness to the shootings, outside Gateway High School in Aurora, Colo., on July 20. Witnesses were taken to the school for questioning. After leaving the theater, Bow went back in to find his girlfriend. "I didn't want to leave her in there. But she's OK now," Bow said.
Shooting eyewitness Jacob Stevens, 18, hugs his mother, Tammi Stevens, after being interviewed by police outside Gateway High School on July 20.
A woman uses a cell phone as she sits on the steps near a police officer and a priest outside Gateway High School in Aurora, Colo. where witnesses to the shooting were brought for questioning on Friday, July 20.
Judy Goos hugs her daughter's friend, Isaiah Bow, 20, as Terrell Wallin, 20, looks on outside Gateway High School where witnesses to the Aurora, Colo., shootings were brought for questioning on July 20. After fleeing the theater, Bow returned to look for his girlfriend, who turned out to be safe. "Very stupid I know," he said, "but I didn't want to leave her in there."
Eyewitness Chandler Brannon, 25, sits outside Aurora's Gateway High School on July 20.
People pray during a vigil for victims behind the theater where a gunman opened fire on moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado on July 20.
Gerald Wright, 24, relights candles that had blown out at a makeshift memorial across the street from the Century 16 movie theater the day after a gunman killed 12 people and injured 58 during an early morning screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' July 21, in Aurora, Colo. Police in Aurora, a suburb of Denver, say they have a suspect James Holmes, 24, in custody. Wright and his mother have attended many movies at the theater but says he may not return. "It's a bad aura," he said. "There are lost souls that are trapped in this theater. It's unexplainable."
Aurora Police Department motorcycles escort a dump truck filled with sand and improvised explosive devices removed from James Holmes' apartment, July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colo.
Gary Ford, a member of the U.S. Army ROTC, prays with members of Southeast Christian Church Danny Lanskey, Julian Maestas, Matt Burton and Jonathan Burton across the street from the Century 16 movie theater, July 21.
Family, friends and former classmates of movie theater shooting victim AJ Boik release balloons during a memorial service at Gateway High School on July 21, in Aurora, Colo. Boik, 18, and his girlfriend were at the midnight showing of 'The Dark Knight Rises' when a guman killed Boik and 11 other people.
Investigators carry out a laptop, a hard drive, and other evidence from the apartment of James Holmes, the suspect in the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colo., July 21.
A young man sits on the sidewalk next to a makeshift memorial to the vicitims of the shooting at the Century 16 movie theater, July 22, in Aurora, Colo.
President Barack Obama hugs Stephanie Davies, who helped keep her friend, shooting victim Allie Young, alive during the movie theater shootings, July 22, in Aurora, Colo.
People arrive for a prayer vigil at the Aurora Municipal Center campus in Aurora, Colo., July 22.
Shooting victims and their families lay flowers at a makeshift memorial as community members gathered to remember those lost in the movie theater shootings during a prayer vigil at the Aurora Municipal Center on July 22.
Family members of the victims of the Century 16 theater shooting attend the vigil on July 22 at the Aurora Municipal Center.
Titia Stillwell, left, and Lori Meade, both of Aurora, Colo., hug and pray as victims, families and community members gather for a prayer vigil to remember those lost in the movie theater shootings, July 22.
One of the victims is wheeled out of the prayer vigil on July 22 as families and community members gather to remember those lost in the July 20 shootings.
A man lights a candle as mourners gather at the fountain of Aurora Municipal Center after a prayer vigil, July 22, for the 12 killed in the shootings at the Century 16 movie theater.
Community members leave their thoughts and prayers on pieces of drywall as they pay their respects to the victims of the movie theater shootings at a makeshift memorial near the Century 16 Movie Theaters on July 23.
Friends and family of victims of the Aurora movie theater shooting arrive at the Arapahoe County Courthouse for suspect James Holmes' first court appearance on July 23.
James Eagan Holmes makes his first court appearance at the Arapahoe County on July 23 in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 during a shooting rampage at an opening night screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, in Aurora, Colo.
Ashley Deuell kneels next to a cross and family photo of Gordon Cowden, who was a friend of her family on July 24 at a growing memorial to the victims of last Friday's mass shooting in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.
Actor Christian Bale, star of "The Dark Knight Rises," and his wife, Sandra Blazic, visit the memorial across the street from the Century 16 movie theater on July 24.
People wearing Batman shirts arrive at the Arapahoe County Courthouse for the arraignment of accused theater gunman James Holmes on July 30 in Centennial, Colo.
Invited guests make their way into a reopening ceremony and evening of remembrance at the Cinemark Century 16 theaters on Jan. 17, 2013.
Shooting victim Pierce O'Farrill and other guests attend a re-opening and remembrance ceremony at the Century 16 theater on Jan. 17, 2013.