James Holmes Semi Automatic Assault Rifle Jammed

James Holmes Semi Automatic Assault Rifle Jammed

July 22, 2012

Rifle Jammed

By David A. Fahrenthold, Thomas Heath Joel Achenbach
July 23
Washington Post
AURORA, Colo. — New details about the midnight-movie shooting rampage here suggest that the death toll could have been even worse, as the gunman’s semiautomatic assault rifle jammed and prevented him from emptying a 100-round clip of ammunition, a law enforcement source said Sunday.

There also emerged a new twist in the narrative that indicates that the alleged shooter, identified by authorities as James Holmes, did not immediately surrender to police and could have come close to eluding capture by slipping away in the guise of a SWAT team officer.

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