Twelve deceased, 58 wounded and many lives destroyed because of the actions of an evil deranged man. Eleven are still critically injured. Many will have lifelong injuries.
One of the men who got out of the theatre told Fox that he was very upset about a man running from person to person calling out for his son. He said the man was very distraught, very desperate. The witness wanted to know what happened to the man and his son. The news was the worst possible as his father feared.
The man’s son, Alex Sullivan, was dead and it was his birthday.
The married bartender celebrated his 27th birthday by attending the midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo., with his co-workers.
“Oh man one hour till the movie and its going to be the best BIRTHDAY ever,” he tweeted.
“The Sullivan family lost a cherished member of their family,” a representative for the family said in a statement. “Alex was smart, funny, and above all loved dearly by his friends and family. Today was his 27th birthday. They respectfully ask that the media allow them time to grieve privately.”
Via LA Times
A father of a six year old girl who was murdered was not allowed in to see his critically injured ex-wife after making an angry comment at the hospital.
Twenty-three-year-old Micayla Medek was also among the dead.
It took about 19 hours to hear from law enforcement, which was agonizing and I thought just outright cruel to all the victims’ families,” said Anita Busch, who said her cousin, Micayla Medek, was among those killed. “We had been desperately trying to find her.”
Families of the deceased had not been notified until Friday night because an active investigation was under way at the crime scene in Aurora, police said.
Her father’s cousin, Anita Busch, says the sad news at least brought peace to the family.
“My brother is very religious and this is really challenging his belief,” said Greg Medek’s sister, Jenny Zakovich of South Milwaukee, Wis. “His 81-year-old mother is here. She is hysterical. We don’t know what to do — we feel so helpless.”
On her Facebook page, Micayla identified herself as a Subway sandwich artist. A graduate of William C.Hinkley High School in Aurora, she said she was a member of the class of 2015 of the Community College of Aurora.
“I’m a simple independent girl who’s just trying to get her life together while still having fun,” she wrote.
Micayla’s friends told family members they tried to carry her out of the theater after she was wounded but were instructed by emergency personnel to leave her inside, Zakovich said.
“She was coughing and she fell to the ground, and that’s when the police or whoever was trying to help her ushered them out and said ‘There is nothing you can do,'” Zakovich said. “That makes me think she was critical and they couldn’t move her.”
Medek’s father, Greg, called his sister Friday morning.
“He was absolutely hysterical, just sobbing, ‘I want to get my baby and bring her home,'” Zakovich said. “He feels she is lying on the floor of the theater and it is making him insane.”
“I just want to hear she’s not one of the ones laying in the theater,” said her aunt, hours before her death was confirmed. “I keep looking at her Facebook page, hoping she will say, ‘I am OK.’ But there’s nothing.”
Stephen Barton was shot in the neck and recovering in his hospital bed when he described the “cold and calculated” assault at the Century 16 movie theater.
“I actually thought more people would be dead,” Barton told CNN affiliate KMGH.
In this video, Jamie Rohrs talks about his fiance’s being shot as they tried to protect their two children.