James Holmes photo emerges

Dark Knight Rises massacre James Holmes

Like most Americans, I woke up this morning shocked and deeply saddened by the news coming out of Colorado about the massacre that occurred during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. Police have confirmed a dozen deaths and many additional injuries.

The story has been extremely fluid with new details coming at an alarming rate. The first confirmed image of the alleged gunman, James Holmes, has surfaced.

Photo of James Holmes who is under custody for Colorado massacre

The University of Colorado has confirmed that Holmes, 24, was enrolled at the CU School of Medicine. He was studying to get his PHD in neuroscience but withdrew last month.

ABC 7 out of Denver originally tweeted the photo stating, “This is a picture of James Holmes, suspected gunman in Aurora theater shooting.” The image was sent to them via CU.

Top Photo: University of CO/ Splash News