James Holmes Part 2: 'The Hobbit' Shooter Jesus Garcia's Bond is Set at $10 Million
The man who, on Sunday, was prevented by an off-duty Bexar County Sheriff's deputy official from becoming James Eagan Holmes 2.0, has been identified as 19-year-old Jesus Garcia.
Garcia, who — according to KSAT — had worked at the China Garden restaurant by the Mayan Palace 14 movie theater in San Antonio, Texas, fired several shots inside the restaurant before walking to the theater — where Peter Jackson's film The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey was playing — and firing more shots (wounding 49-year-old Mario Acevedo).
The episode bears a chilling resemblance to the July 20 Aurora, Colorado, movie theater mass shooting where 24-year-old neuroscience student James Eagan Holmes killed 12 people and injured 58 more at a midnight premiere of Christopher Nolan's film The Dark Knight Rises.
Garcia had originally been reported as being upset after a female co-worker ended a relationship, but restaurant owner Adrian Martinez said that information was "incorrect."
Meanwhile, survivor 49-year-old Mario Acevedo said he thought he was "going to die" after Garcia shot him in the back. Acevedo was heading to the restroom when he saw and heard a crowd screaming. Acevedo said he remembers hearing a series of shots before feeling a warm feeling on his chest.
Acevedo is now home recovering from his gunshot, while Garcia was listed in "critical condition" at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. He was charged for attempted capital murder and attempted murder, and his bond is set at $10 million.