CENTENNIAL, Colo. - When the accused gunman in a Colorado shooting rampage appeared in court on Monday, Tom Teves, father of a young man who died shielding his girlfriend, felt he had a duty to be in court.
"Somebody had to be in the courtroom to say, you know what, you went in with ballistic protection and guns. You shot a 6 year old! I mean give me a break," Teves said after the court hearing.
"And then when the cops came you gave up? You've got the ballistic protection on - take on some guys who know how to use guns," he said.
Teves' son Alex was killed in the hail of gunfire unleashed during what began as a festive midnight premiere on Friday for the new "Batman" film in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Alex Teves, 24, died as he shielded his girlfriend, Amanda Lindgren, from harm in the chaos of the dark theater.