James Holmes is facing murder charges as the suspected movie theater shooter, and his alleged actions have now spawned the first of possibly multiple lawsuits by victims and survivor’s families. Aurora shooting survivor Torrence Brown Jr. has retained an attorney and plans to filed a lawsuit against James Holmes’ doctors, the Century 16 theater and Warner Brothers Studio, according to TMZ.
Theater shooting survivor Torrence Brown Jr.’s attorney Donald Karpel stated during an interview with TMZ his client feels the ball was dropped by multiple entities, leading to one of the largest mass shootings in United States history.
The first target of the pending Colorado shooting lawsuit is the Century 16 movie theater. According to Karpel, Torrence Brown Jr. feels the Aurora movie theater was negligent because the theater did not have an emergency door that was alarmed or guarded. James Holmes allegedly bought a ticket to “Batman Dark Knight Rises” and entered the theater with the rest of the crowd, but then went outside through the emergency exit door to retrieve his guns – then returned inside through the same emergency door and began randomly firing into the crowd.
One of the Brown’s best friends, A.J. Boik was shot in the chest during the theater shooting and later dies from his wounds. Brown did not reportedly suffer any physical wound but maintains he now suffers from “extreme trauma.”
The second groups of defendants in theater shooting survivor Torrence Brown Jr.’s lawsuit are James Holmes doctors. The survivor’s attorney told TMZ “it appears” Holmes was taking “several medications” which were prescribed by “one or more doctors.” Brown maintains James Holmes’ doctors did not “properly monitor” his condition around the time of the shooting.
Torrence Brown Jr. also included Warner Brothers in the planned theater shooting lawsuit. Karpel claims “Dark Kight Rises was particularly violent” and suspected shooter James Holmes allegedly “mimicked some of the action” on the screen.
“Somebody has to be responsible for the rampant violence that is shown today,” Aurora shooting victim Torrence Brown Jr.’s attorney, Donald Karpel, told TMZ during an exclusive interview.