According to new information obtained by the Washington Post the midnight-movie shooting rampage could have a much higher death toll.
Allegedly the gunman’s semiautomatic assault rifle jammed and prevented him from emptying a 100-round clip of ammunition, a law enforcement source said Sunday.
The 100 round clip which was allegedly discovered on the floor of the movie theater. Investigators have not released information on how many rounds were remaining in the clip at this time.
It is believed that Holmes started the attack with the Remington shotgun, then turned to a Smith & Wesson M&P assault rifle, finishing the attack with a Glock 40-caliber handgun.
Some victims were shot with buck shot rounds from the shotgun, and others were found with bullets from the assault rifle, and 40-caliber.
Holmes had bought a ticket and sat through 20 minutes of the new Batman film — before leaving through a fire exit, then reappearing dressed in SWAT geat, lobbing in tear gas and unleashing a flurry of bullets.
As details continue to become available there are also reports that Holmes, may not have surrendered, but was arrested after a SWAT Officer noticed something different about his very sophisticated gear.
Holmes allegedly was wearing a helmet, throat guard, ballistic vest, ballistic leggings, gloves and was dressed entirely in black when officers discovered him at his vehicle.
Holmes also had booby trapped his apartment, in the event that he was shot and killed first officers to respond would have triggered the explosives to activate.
Video footage of James Holmes giving a speech at a Science Camp in California when he was 18 years old.