The uncle of Robert “Bobby” Crimo III — the particular person of curiosity in Highland Park’s 4th of July parade mass capturing — mentioned there have been no indicators that his 22-year-old nephew would perform such carnage.
“There have been no indicators that I noticed that will make him do that,” Paul Crimo instructed CNN in a Monday evening interview after his nephew was taken into custody in connection to the capturing.
Robert Crimo was described as a recluse by his uncle and others who knew him, together with neighbors and former classmates.
Police mentioned at a press convention saying the arrest it’s believed Robert Crimo was accountable for the hail of bullets that rang out through the annual 4th of July parade.
However Paul Crimo mentioned he’s by no means seen his nephew act violent or exhibit regarding conduct, in line with CNN.
“I’ve nothing dangerous to say about him,” he instructed the outlet.
However he famous, “He’s a quiet child. He’s normally on his personal. He’s a lonely, quiet particular person. He retains every thing to himself.
Bobby Crimo was described as a recluse by individuals who knew him.Robert Crimo by way of REUTERS
He mentioned he spends a number of time on YouTube and didn’t assume he had a job.
“I affiliate with him, however I don’t actually like to interact with him. I say hello after which after I depart I say bye. That’s it,” he instructed CNN.
The uncle, who has identified Robert since he was born and is brothers together with his father Robert Crimo Jr., was interviewed by authorities Monday and instructed CNN his brother allowed police to go looking his dwelling.
“We’re good folks right here, and to have that is devastating,” Paul Crimo mentioned. “I’m so heartbroken for all of the households who misplaced their lives.”
At the least six folks had been killed in Highland Park by the shooter.AFP by way of Getty Photos
A former classmate of Robert Crimo, Mark Heymann, 22, instructed NBC he couldn’t describe a lot concerning the suspected shooter besides he was a rapper who launched music whereas they had been at school collectively at Highland Park Excessive.
“He all the time appeared a little bit off, however I can’t describe it a lot past that,” Heymann mentioned.
Crimo glided by the moniker “Awake the Rapper” and posted quite a few songs on Spotify. He additionally had a disturbing social media historical past, in line with a number of studies.
A neighbor who spoke to The Day by day Beast mentioned Crimo would play loud heavy metallic driving round with an electrical bike, she mentioned.
“We don’t actually know him, however we see him driving across the neighborhood,” she instructed the outlet. “We by no means had any interplay with him, aside from we simply see him driving round.”
Each the uncle and neighbor mentioned Crimo’s household had deep roots locally. Robert Crimo Jr. unsuccessfully ran for Highland Park mayor in 2019.
In close by Highwood the place Crimo was thought to probably reside by authorities, one other neighbor mentioned he didn’t know Crimo however would see him trip an electrical scooter most days, in line with the Chicago Tribune.
“He was quiet,” Gio Montenegro, whose brother went to high school with Crimo, instructed the newspaper. “By no means mentioned nothing. Simply minded his enterprise, put his loud music on his scooter.”