Well, we wouldn't exactly call this a relief, but it is on the more positive side of news coming from this travesty.
After reports circulated that Colorado shooter James Holmes, who open fired on a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, may have had some sort of accomplice in the murder or 12 and injury of 58, the Aurora Police Department have come forward to deny that the young man, a classmate in the doctorate program, is not a person-of-interest, but instead merely an "associate" that they had previously been unable to get in touch with.
According to spokesperson from authorities:
"There are multiple unconfirmed and inaccurate news reports about a second suspect. In regards to those reports: An associate of Holmes was interviewed this evening. There is no reason to believe that he is involved. Further details of this investigation will not be released at this time."
Meanwhile, it's now been confirmed that the AR-15 assault rifle, Remmington 12-guage shotgun, 40-caliber glock handgun, and the 40-caliber glock that Holmes was carrying at the time of the attack were all obtained by him legally.
He'll be appearing in court tomorrow morning, and hopefully by then authorities will have some answers.
Unfortunately, we doubt that anything revealed will ever bring closure or peace to those affected by this horrific and pointless act of unfathomable violence.
[Image via AP Images.]
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