Lyons Native at Colorado Movie Theater During Shooting
A Michigan native speaks about what he saw when he was evacuated from the Aurora, Colorado theater where last week's shooting took place. Plus, the latest on James Holmes' first court appearance. Video by fox47news.comvideo
Liz Dutkiewicz, of Lyons, had just gotten up Friday morning, when she heard about a mass shooting at a showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado. Her son, Brandon Jenks, had recently moved there and told her he was going to see the movie with friends.
"I knew he was there and I couldn't reach him at first so I thought 'Oh my God, I hope something didn't happen to him'," said Dutkiewicz. "I was so scared, I started crying because I just didn't know."
Turns out Jenks, 25, was in the theater across the hall. He says he didn't hear any gunshots, but a voice came over the intercom, telling everyone to evacuate.
"When I got outside there were police officers with shotguns and people crying," said Jenks. "That's when it hit us that something really happened."
Jenks says he went to the back parking lot to find his friends and saw a man holding his hand.
"He was saying to himself 'I don't know what happened' and he showed me his hand and he was bleeding profusely," said Jenks.
After meeting up with his friends, Jenks called his mom, Dutkiewicz, to let her know he was okay.
"The first thing I asked him was if he was okay," said Dutkiewicz
The memories still fresh, Jenks says he's never seen anything like what happened.
"This is something you don't and can't prepare for," said Jenks.