A second person of interest is currently being investigated by Colorado police. Although details about the individual and his involvement in last week’s deadly shooting have not been officially released, witnesses have reported seeing SWAT personnel and police officers at this mysterious person’s place of residence.
According to FOX 31 Denver, sources told one of their reporters that a second “person of interest” was being investigated by Colorado authorities. However, officials have recently stated this is not the case. “An associate of Holmes was interviewed this evening (Saturday),” explained spokeswoman Sgt. Cassidee Carlson. “There is no reason to believe that he is involved. Further details of this investigation will not be released at this time.”
KDVR reports that someone using this second person of interest’s phone sent threatening messages to Colorado police, stating that more violence would ensue if suspect James Holmes was not released from jail. The person, who allegedly has a master’s degree in bio-medical science, is rumored to have attended the same collegiate program as Holmes. Beyond this, details have been very sketchy at-best.
Additionally, police have completed their search of the college campus, though they have not made their findings public as of this writing. And while speculation about this second individual’s role in the shooting continues, police have not yet arrested him in connection with anything related to the case.