The suspected Highland Park shooter has been taken into custody following a brief police chase.
Robert “Bobby” Crimo was named as a suspect approximately one hour before being apprehended.
An officer reportedly spotted Crimo’s vehicle and chased him to Lake Forest before apprehending him.
— Darren (@ChiTownCheese) July 4, 2022
At least six people were killed in the shooting and 30 more injured. The victims, who were attending a Fourth of July parade, ranged in age from eight to 80.
Suspect taken into custody in Lake Forest after a North Chicago officer noticed the vehicle and began a brief chase. @cbschicago
— Chris Tye (@TVTye) July 4, 2022
#BREAKINGNEWS Person of interest in Highland Park shooting Robert Cremo III is now in police custody.
At least 6 people were killed and around 30 others were hurt in a parade shooting earlier today in the suburbs of Chicago.
Police say charges have not be filed at this time. pic.twitter.com/cIZrLJzMsy
— Meghan Drakas (@MeghanABC17News) July 4, 2022
Crimo, a rapper who used the name “Awake,” had a bizarre social media footprint — which included videos of the crime scene and animations that appeared to show how he envisioned his crime playing out.
The videos were eerily reminiscent of those created by previous mass shooter Randy Stair, also known online as “Andrew Blaze.” Blaze had also created cartoons that showcased his plans.
Social media platforms quickly scrubbed all his content, which included a Discord channel, YouTube channel, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
Crimo’s father appears to be Robert “Bob” Crimo, who unsuccessfully ran for mayor in Highland Park in 2019.
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