Colorado Authorities Release Names of Shooting Victims

An Aurora Police officer talks on his radio outside of the Century 16 theater at Aurora Mall where as many as 14 people were killed and many injured at a shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colo., Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Photo: Ed Andrieski

The identities of the twelve people killed by gunman James Holmes at an Aurora movie theater have been confirmed and made public by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office. They are 6-year-old Veronica Moser, 27-year-old Alex Sullivan (who was celebrating his birthday at the theater), 29-year-old Air Force reservist Jesse Childress, 32-year-old Rebecca Wingo, 18-year-old high school student AJ Boik, 27-year-old Navy sailor John Larimer, 23-year-old college student Micayla Medek, 24-year-old aspiring sports journalist Jessica Ghawi (who recently blogged about escaping a shooting in Toronto), 51-year-old Gordon Cowden, 24-year-old Alex Teves, 27-year-old Matt McQuinn, and 26-year-old Jon Blunk (the latter two both apparently died while trying to protect their girlfriends.)