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James Eagan Holmes (born December 13, 1987) is the suspected perpetrator of a mass shooting that occurred on July 20, 2012 at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. He had no known criminal record prior to the shooting. James Eagan Holmes was born on December 13, 1987, the son of a registered nurse and a mathematician working as a senior scientist. His father has degrees from Stanford, UCLA and Berkeley. Holmes was raised in Castroville, California, where he attended elementary school, and San Diego. He graduated from Westview High School in the Torrey Highlands community of San Diego in 2006. Holmes played soccer and ran cross-country at Westview High. He attended a local Lutheran church with his family, according to the church's pastor. In a booking report from after his arrest, Holmes reported himself as agnostic. In the summer of 2006, Holmes worked as an intern at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies where he was assigned to write computer code for an experiment. Holmes, who... (via Freebase)