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Jul 20, 2012 9:53 AM by AP

Colorado Shooting Suspect Identified

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal law enforcement officials say the suspect in last night's deadly shooting in Colorado is James Holmes, a 24-year-old American.

Officials believe Holmes killed a dozen people when he fired into a crowded movie theater in a Denver suburb. He was wearing a gas mask and set off an unknown gas in the theater.

Holmes is in police custody, and the FBI says there is no indication that incident is tied to any terrorist groups.

The federal law enforcement officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.

(Photo: Federal agents search shooting suspect James Holmes's car. Courtesy: ABC News)

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