28 ) Ashley Egelund(22671)
"Ashley was in north corridor when she observed (Redacted) and Eric Harris coming around the corner from the library.... She said Chris Morris was armed with a handgun while Harris was armed with a shotgun.(5248 ) ....both started shooting at Ashley.... Ashley did not know (Redacted) at first but she saw his picture in the yearbook and is positive it was (Redacted).
52) Chris Wisher(9832)
"....he recognized one of the shooters--the other shooter was the kid wearing black that was arrested and placed in cuffs and put inside a black police car. He said that he is 100% positive that he was the male that shot at him."
"Thought he recognized Chris Morris as being one of the shooters.... ...on the west side of the cafeteria."
"He named 2 other individuals he believed to be involved as Nathan Dykeman, Chris Morris." (2+2=4)
"Daphne Baca had listed 4 names of possible suspects. Those names included Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold, Chris Morris, and Robert Perry."
For some time police suspected that Chris Morris, a member of the "Trench Coat Mafia" and an employee of a pizza restaurant where Harris and Klebold also worked, may have acted as a middle-man in the sale of the gun to the gunmen.
One student that matched some of the descriptions of the eyewitnesses was arrested on April 20; this was Chris Morris. A coworker and friend of both Klebold and Harris, Morris was a member of the now familiar Trench Coat Mafia, and was video taped later in the day on the 20th exiting a white van at the Harris home, in the company of Eric's fath
- Chris Morris, 17, a friend and co-worker of Harris and Klebold at Blackjack Pizza, is represented by John Richilano of Richilano and Ridley in Lower Downtown. Richilano said his client is not a suspect, is cooperating with authorities and is expected to be cleared of any wrongdoing.
Chris Morris, a friend of the killers' who was considered a suspect at one time, agreed to help investigators gather evidence that led them to a man who supplied Harris and Klebold with one of their guns.
Another teenager, who fled before the shooting began, is suspected of helping Harris and Klebold to carry duffel bags filled with bombs into the school.
Cameras caught the image of another young man being led to a police car in handcuffs. The report does not provide a name, but that person was Chris Morris, a Trench Coat Mafia member and friend of Klebold and Harris.
In the report, investigators for the first time publicly reveal that Morris contacted them after he learned from newscasts that his friends were named as the gunmen.
"A detailed timeline was compiled providing his whereabouts on April 20, and he successfully passed a polygraph," the report said.
"His computer also was searched, and no evidence implicating him of having knowledge or participation in the shootings was found."
Sherry Markham, whose daughter Nichole dates Morris, said she hopes the public finally realizes that he, too, was a victim.
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April 30, 1999
Web posted at: 10:31 a.m. EDT (1431 GMT)
From Newsstand Correspondent Art Harris
LITTLETON, Colorado (CNN) -- When she heard police sirens on the morning of April 20, Sherry Higgins raced to Columbine High School, where her children attend classes.
Arriving even before paramedics as police officers carried out the first wounded students, Higgins stripped off her blouse to use as a tourniquet, working in her halter top, trying to help as police brought carload after carload of wounded students.
"I was one of those people up there saying, 'Blow those shooters away, please. Why haven't you cops got in there and blown those guys away?'" she says. "I don't care who they are. Blow them away. They're killing our children."
But then, from the wounded students, Higgins learned the identities of the killers -- Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris. They were friends of her daughter, fringe members of an outcast group nicknamed the Trenchcoat Mafia who often met at her house.
"They hung out here quite a bit. They're all good kids," Higgins says. "Eric had been over here. He seemed very sweet. Played Nintendo, laughed, had a good time. Joked, drank soda pop, had hot dogs. All-around good kid."
Higgins' daughter, one of the Trenchcoat Mafia, was in the cafeteria line at Columbine when the attack began. Her son, Chris Markham, was also in the line of fire.
"My friend Sean, I saw him get shot. He went down to the ground," Markham says. "I saw my friend Lance get shot. He went down to the ground. I saw my friend Dan get shot."
Only after Higgins found her children safe at home did she tell them who the gunmen were.
"They didn't seem like the killer type," Markham says. "When I heard it was them, I was kind of shocked because they had been in my house."
"These kids hid it from everybody," Higgins says. "They hid it well
"Those boys destroyed his life, and he's so angry at them," she said. "Even though it destroyed him, it made him take a reality check. He's doing well. He's going to college."
In some cases, investigators said, eyewitnesses who claimed to have seen a third shooter recanted once they were shown footage of Harris and Klebold in the cafeteria. They realized they had mistaken Klebold for someone else.
In addition, others realized they were wrong when they discovered that Harris almost immediately discarded his black trench coat, revealing a white T-shirt. Those witnesses had reported seeing two shooters in black trench coats and another in a white T-shirt.
Morris claims that he went to clement park. His car overheated etc.
Robyn said that Chris does not even have a car and had to rely on Eric and Dylan to pick him
up for bowling class.
My theory is this. And I apologize to anyone who might have stated this a thousand times in
this forum. But I believe that Morris was the one that placed the bomb in Clement Park.
There was someone else that came along to detonate it. Nate helped Eric and Dylan bring in
bombs not only that day, but during the after party for the prom.
I believe that he helped them
build them too. I believe that Nate is mentioned in the basement tapes and that is part of why
we will never see them, unedited. I am not saying that Robyn knew everything. But I think she
knew they were up to no good when they wanted to buy the guns.
Why would she refuse to
put her name on anything? I wouldn't mind at all if I knew it was for a sound minded friend.
But all in all, Nate Dykeman is the biggest liar I have ever met. Does anyone wonder why he
has such a HUGE drinking problem now? I will bet that it is the guilt that is eating him alive.
But I have a feeling, that with Chris... he was used. I dont think he was told the whole story. I
think he was used as the diversionary tactic.
Maybe he was told that they were going to pull
some sort of funky prank that wouldn't involve anyone getting hurt. but then again you never
Just a thought.
I think chris just wore that outfit so he wouldnt look suspicious. If he knew something was
going to go down, hed want to look not like eric and dylan (all black) he wasnt stupid.
Eric wasn't the one wearing his
duster, Chris was. And Chris was wearing the
mask and the gloves that were found right by it. Chris was the one who began trouble outside,
in the white Tshirt. Throwing bombs onto the roof... I think he had one of the four guns, and
ran into the school with Eric and Dylan (or after or before them, whatever doesn't matter) and
gave the gun back to them and escaped as a fleeing student, ran the hell back home (or
Says Chris Morris told him he did know how to use medieval weapons.
Says Morris talked about medieval torture often in history class.
For some time police suspected that Chris Morris, a member of the "Trench Coat Mafia" and an employee of a pizza restaurant where Harris and Klebold also worked, may have acted as a middle-man in the sale of the gun to the gunmen. Their suspicions were allayed when a person, who has not yet been identified by police, came forward to tell police that he had sold the gun to Harris. Two men have since been charged with supplying the guns to Harris.
Morris was also questioned extensively by police regarding the possibility that Harris and Klebold may have had one or more accomplices prior to the shooting. Early in the investigation there were as many as 10 people who police considered as possible suspects. Three teenagers, wearing black boots and trench coats, were detained during the confusion after the shooting but were later cleared of any involvement. Another teenager, who fled before the shooting began, is suspected of helping Harris and Klebold to carry duffel bags filled with bombs into the school. A teenager, wearing a white tee shirt was also seen with Harris and Klebold in the parking lot just before the gunmen entered the school, and Klebold's black BMW was seen 40 minutes before the shooting began, driving near the school with four teenagers inside. Police believe that, while there may have been others with prior knowledge of the shooting, Harris and Klebold were the only shooters.