Torrence Brown Smith
Torrence Brown-Smith to File First Lawsuit in James Holmes Shooting Rampage that Claims Best Friend’s Life Alexander Boik

First lawsuit about to be filed in James Holmes Aurora theater shooting rampage by Torrence Brown-Smith [Torrence Brown Jr.], who was in the Century 16 theater when the gunfire erupted. One of his best friends, Alexander Boik died after being shot in the chest. Brown was not physically injured, but claims he now suffers from extreme trauma. That’s entirely possible.

Torrence Brown-Smith [Torrence Brown Jr.] has hired attorney Donald Karpel to represent him. TMZ reports Brown is targeting three defendants — the theater, James Holmes’ doctors and Warner Bros.

The theater — Karpel claims it was negligent for the theater to have an emergency door in the front that was not alarmed or guarded.  It’s widely believed Holmes entered the theater with a ticket,  propped the emergency door open from inside, went to his car and returned with guns.

James Holmes’ doctors — Karpel says it appears Holmes was on several medications — prescribed by one or more doctors —  at the time of the shooting and he believes the docs did not properly monitor Holmes.

Warner Bros. —  Karpel says “Dark Knight Rises” was particularly violent and Holmes mimicked some of the action.  The attorney says theater goers were helpless because they thought the shooter was part of the movie.  Karpel tells TMZ, “Somebody has to be responsible for the rampant violence that is shown today.” Source: TMZ

This will be the first of many lawsuits, but the timing is suspect. The victims haven’t even been buried yet and there’s a money grab. SMH.