New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told a press conference that suspect Colorado theater shooter James Holmes thought he was Batman's greatest nemesis, the Joker.

“We have some information, most of it is public. It clearly looks like a deranged individual. He had his hair painted red, he said he was ‘The Joker,’ obviously the ‘enemy’ of Batman,” Kelly said at a news conference about New York stepping up security at screenings of The Dark Knight Rises in the wake of the Colorado shootings according to CBS New York.

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Listen to Kelly's comment:

Where would Kelly get information like that?

TMZ reports that Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates may be the source of the information as he was a member of the NYPD for 21 years before moving to Colorado and is a "good friend" of Kelly's. The site also suggests Holmes may have been trying to recreate a scene from the last Batman movie in which the Joker, played by the late Heath Ledger, shot up a hospital.

Oates would not elaborate on how Holmes was dressed during a press conference.

 

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