Tom Kludt

Tom Kludt is a reporter for Talking Points Memo based in New York City, covering media and national affairs. Originally from South Dakota, Tom joined TPM as an intern in late-2011 and became a staff member during the 2012 election. He can be reached at tom@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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President Barack Obama has canceled his second campaign stop Friday, originally scheduled to be held in Winter Park, Fla., in light of the deadly shooting in Aurora, Colo. The campaign announced the decision in a press release. Obama will address the shooting during a Friday morning event in Ft. Myers, Fla.

Pete Williams of NBC News reports that James Holmes, the 24-year-old in custody for his suspected role in the Friday morning shooting in Aurora, Colo., had no serious run-ins with the law, save for a traffic violation last year.  

In the wake of the shooting in Aurora, Colo.,Warner Bros. has cancelled the red carpet Paris premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" that was originally scheduled for Friday evening.  Stars of the film such as Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman were all slated to attend the premiere.  

Frank Fania, spokesman for the Aurora Police Dept., tells MSNBC the death toll has been revised down to 12.  Previous reports indicated that 14 people had been killed in the Friday morning shooting.  

A movie-goer used a cell phone to capture the Friday morning evacuation of the Aurora, Colo. theater, where a gunman opened fire during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises.  Some of the images may be disturbing.  



Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, along with his wife Ann, expressed grief for the victims of the Friday morning shooting in Aurora, Colo. in a statement:

Ann and I are deeply saddened by the news of the senseless violence that took the lives of 15 people in Colorado and injured dozens more. We are praying for the families and loved ones of the victims during this time of deep shock and immense grief.  We expect that the person responsible for this terrible crime will be quickly brought to justice.