4 Dead In Aurora, Colorado Shooting After Hostage Situation

Sat, January 5, 2013 1:23pm EDT by 8 Comments
Aurora Hostage Situation

In the same town where James Holmes allegedly killed 12 people in a movie theater on July 20, four people, including a gunman, were killed inside a townhouse on Jan. 5 after a hostage situation. So tragic.

In what’s being classified as a hostage situation, Aurora SWAT team forces shot a gunman, who has yet to be identified, after he held three victims hostage on Jan. 5 in a Colorado townhouse.

A SWAT team was called after gunshots were heard at the Aurora home at about 3 AM, police sgt. Cassidee Carlson said. Investigators said three victims, all adults, appeared to have been killed before officers arrived at the scene.

The suspect allegedly shot at police at about 8:15 AM and was killed 45 minutes later when a gunfight ensued as the police entered the home. It’s unknown if the suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound or if the officers shot him.

“We’re just getting in there with our crime scene detectives, so obviously we’ll have to determine if it was our rounds or his rounds,” Cassidee said. “This is a big investigation, and a lot is entailed.”

A fifth person escaped the home before police arrived and said that there were three others inside who “appeared lifeless.”

The names of the suspect and victims have not been released.

Six months ago, Aurora was thrusted into the spotlight by an equally devastating shooting, when a gunman’s bloody rampage left 12 dead inside a movie theater. Prosecutors will go to court Jan. 7 to outline their case against the suspect of the theater shooting, James Holmes.

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Sarah

Posted at 2:38 PM on January 5, 2013  

Oh c’mon,now i’m anti gun

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S.V.K.

Posted at 2:37 PM on January 5, 2013  

Hits home! It is up to each of us,We can’t depend on Obama to deal with this problem.Guns don’t kill people,people kill people. I live in the Rocky’s of Colorado, we hunt,and everyone has a gun, never a problem. I grew up will guns in the home,we where taught at a early age about the respect of handling a gun. This is a generation of uneducated,angry, people who have had a diet of self entitlement in there very being. I will protect my family and home.

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Renee

Posted at 5:01 PM on January 5, 2013  

@S.V.K. you’re so right, this was how I was raised myself. There were NEVER any shootings in my town, and it seems people are crossing a line that we knew better years ago.

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Crazy As Hell

Posted at 2:02 PM on January 5, 2013  

@HEAVENLY BOUND.
You need more faith boo.

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HEAVENLY BOUND

Posted at 1:48 PM on January 5, 2013  

GUN CONTROL, PLEASE PRESIDENT OBAMA!!! While that WON’T solve all of the *SENSELESS KILLINGS BY GUNS*,it’s a good start n CERTAINLY BETTER THAN DOING NOTHING!!!!!

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Tyler

Posted at 2:12 PM on January 5, 2013  

If just one of those innocent people in that situation had a gun it would have had a different outcome. The shooter would have been killed. I can imagine the comments I’m going to recieve.

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Rachel

Posted at 11:01 PM on January 5, 2013  

Untrue. There was a shooting in Pennsylvania a week or two ago. Two or three police officers were shot. They all had guns. The only reason why they survived is because they wore bulletproof vests. Furthermore, to promote gun ownership is asinine. The reason there are so many shootings is because so many people own guns and no one can truly determine whether or not a gun owner will ever turn their gun on someone. I’m sure most people would never think they were capable but then one day, ‘lo and behold, they get into an irrational rage and shoot someone. Or, even worse, they kill someone by accident. You can preach responsible gun ownership all you want, but it’s impractical. It’s like a driving test – everyone learns all the rules they’re to abide by yet once they have their license, they’re speeding, running stop signs and red lights, driving drunk, etc. And in most cases you don’t know someone is going to cause harm until they’ve already done it and then it’s too late.

 
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Lisa 7

Posted at 1:32 PM on January 5, 2013  

How many more people have to die BEFORE we get a grip on this problem? Obama WILL do it. It’s in his heart.

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