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Aurora police chief says officers arrived at movie theater shooting within 60 to 90 seconds
AURORA, Colo. (AP) ¯¯¯ The police chief in the Denver suburb where a gunman shot 71 people says the suspect was arrested soon after officers arrived.
Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates says hundreds of calls came in starting at 12:39 a.m. MDT Friday and officers were on the scene within 60 to 90 seconds.
He says 24-year-old James Holmes was taken into custody at his white Hyundai parked in back of the theater.
Oates says eventually, 200 officers responded.
The chief says officers found an AR-15 assault rifle ¯¯¯ the civilian form of the M-16 ¯¯¯ a Remington 12-guage shotgun and a .40-caliber Glock handgun in the theater and another identical handgun in the car. Oates says the gunman set off two devices to distract the crowd that released a smoke or an irritant.