HIGHLAND PARK, Sick. (TOC) — An individual of curiosity within the Highland Park parade capturing that left six individuals lifeless and dozens different injured was taken into custody in Lake Forest after an hours-long manhunt Monday evening.
The particular person of curiosity, recognized by police as Robert Crimo III, 22, stays in custody Tuesday morning.
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Crimo’s arrest got here greater than eight hours after the rampage.
Cellphone video captured the sound of gunfire throughout Highland Park’s July 4th parade.
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Police mentioned the gunman was perched atop a roof, firing at parade-goers who had gathered to rejoice the vacation.
“Everybody was mainly working, screaming, “There is a shooter! There is a shooter!” witness Mary Ann Sendik mentioned.
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Parade-goers had been seen taking cowl wherever they might.
“On a day that we got here collectively to rejoice neighborhood and freedom, we’re as a substitute mourning the tragic lack of life and fighting the phobia that was introduced upon us,” Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering mentioned.
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By mid-afternoon, police recognized Crimo as an individual of curiosity.
A 3rd of a mile from the capturing scene, SWAT officers camped out at a house allegedly linked to Crimo.
At about 6:30 p.m., a North Chicago police officer noticed 22-year-old Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III at Route 41 and Buckley Street, police mentioned.
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There was a quick pursuit, however the car was stopped at Westleigh Street and Route 41 in Lake Forest.
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Crimo was taken into custody with out incident. He was then transported to the Highland Park Police Division, sources instructed ABC7.
Crimo is from the realm. Some witnesses to the carnage instructed ABC7 Crimo lived in Highland Park. He has ties to Rockford, De Kalb and Elgin.
“I’ve undoubtedly heard his identify earlier than. I do know that he is a Highland Park resident, and went to Highland Park Excessive College,” mentioned Lauren Sachs, who witnessed the capturing.
The daddy of the particular person of curiosity had beforehand run for Mayor of Highland Park in 2019, in response to three people who knew him and public information reporting from the time.
The daddy, Robert Crimo Jr., was defeated by incumbent Mayor Nancy Rotering, in response to ABC7 election outcomes, and solely acquired 28% of the vote.
A neighborhood enterprise proprietor in Highland Park who grew up with Crimo Jr., the daddy, instructed ABC Information that he was “making an attempt his hardest to assist his neighborhood” however “in all probability did not have that a lot of an opportunity.”
Residents are nonetheless in shock at all the things that transpired.
“Desirous about seeing all of my college students on the parade, at this time, and simply figuring out that is one thing that they witnessed that they should course of and undergo – it is sickening,” witness Lauren Sachs mentioned.
ABC Information contributed to this report.
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