Torrence Brown, Jr., one of the victims in the Aurora massacre, plans to file a lawsuit. Brown was not hurt in the shooting but he says he is suffering "extreme trauma" after witnessing one of his best friends, A.J. Boik, shot dead in the chest.
TMZ reports Brown has hired an attorney Donald Karpel, to represent him against three defendants: the theater, Holmes' doctors and Warner Bros.
Attorney Donald Karpel claims that the theater was negligent to have an emergency exit in front that had no alarm or a guard. According to TMZ, Holmes reportedly entered the theater with a ticket, propped the emergency door open, then returned to his car for his arsenal of guns.
According to Karpel, Holmes was on several medications prescribed by one or more doctors. Karpel says that Holmes' doctors did not monitor their patient properly and were therefore to blame for his action.
TMZ also reports that Karpel claims that "The Dark Knight Rises" was excessively violent and Holmes was only modeling some of the action in the movie. The attorney claims that theater goers were helpless because they thought the "shooter was part of the movie."
Karpel says, "Somebody has to be responsible for the rampant violence that is shown."
The Grio notes that Brown is the first victim in the Colorado tragedy to announce he is taking legal action for the shooting.
Global Grind warns everyone to expect more lawsuits.