The title of a Fox News article released on January 5 2013 is “Gunman (and) 3 victims found dead after police standoff in Aurora, Colorado” (Web-site/URL: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/05/police-armed-man-may-be-holding-3-4-hostages-in-colorado-home-unclear-if-anyone/).
“A gunman barricaded inside his Colorado home fired shots at police from a second-story window before he was killed as SWAT officers stormed the home Saturday. Once inside, they found the bodies of three other adults, authorities said”.
“The suspect was identified to KDVR.com as Sonny Archuleta. He allegedly held officers at bay for nearly six hours after neighbors reported gunfire at 3 a.m. inside the modest townhome in the Denver suburb of Aurora, said police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson”.
More specifically, Carlson said: “After we arrived on scene, there were no more shots fired up until he fired at us. During this time, he was ALL OVER THE HOUSE. He MOVED FURNITURE. He was THROWING THINGS. He was AGITATED. He was IRRATIONAL“, a SCARY combination, even for police.
Carlson, “who declined to release the relationship between the victims and the shooter”, went on: “We have AN IDEA of who they are, but we obviously want to confirm their identities with the coroner”.
Finally, Next-door neighbor Melissa Wright, a nurse who treated victims of the July (2012) movie theater shootings in Aurora, said she was in her second-floor bedroom when she saw the gunman start shooting from his own bedroom window. She said she didn’t know what he was shooting at and that she QUICKLY DROPPED TO THE FLOOR“. “I hit the ground PRETTY FAST“. Even for a nurse who treated victims of the July 20, 2012 Aurora, CO theater massacre, reliving that ordeal is EXTREMELY UNSETTLING.
This attack comes less than six months after the Aurora, Colorado THEATER shootings which occurred on July 20, 2012 (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Aurora_shooting), which should make us wonder if this was a case of COPYCAT VIOLENCE.