Man shared beers with suspect, called him ‘well-educated’ owner of ‘intelligent smirk’

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

AURORA, Colo. -- A man who recently shared beers with the suspect in the Aurora movie theater shooting called him a "well-educated" man with "a little smirk."

Jackie Mitchell said he drank two beers at the Zephyr Lounge in Aurora Tuesday with James Holmes, the suspect accused of killing 12 and injuring 59 others at the premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises."

For our live, up-to-the-minute coverage of the Aurora theater shooting, click here.

When asked if it seemed like Homes was the kind of person who would go on a shooting spree in a crowded movie theater, Mitchell said "no, not at all."

"He seemed like a well-educated, book-smart type of person," Mitchell said. "The picture they showed on the news, that's the picture you see when you're talking to him. He had a little smirk like he's intelligent."

AlertMe
Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.