Highland Park shooting: How suspect Robert 'Bobby' Crimo was taken into custody
- Authorities have identified Robert 'Bobby' Crimo III as the suspect of the Highland Park shooting
- Crimo was reportedly driving a 2010 silver Honda Fit
- Here is how he was arrested
Authorities have identified Robert 'Bobby' Crimo III, a Chicago-area rapper, as a person of interest in the Fourth of July Highland Park parade shooting, that injured at least 16 people and killed six.
Crimo, who was driving a 2010 silver Honda Fit, was recognized by a North Chicago police who initiated a traffic check, according to authorities. Crimo led cops on a brief pursuit before being apprehended. He was arrested.
Lake County Sheriff Sgt. Christopher Covelli had earlier told the press that the Highland Park parade shooting was carried out with a "high-powered rifle." According to Cmdr. Chris O'Neill, handgun evidence was discovered on the rooftop of "a nearby business that was secured."
"It looks like access to the roof via a ladder in an alley was unsecure," Covelli also mentioned that the ladder was affixed to the structure.
A Twitter user shared a video that Crimo is said to have just released. It has a voiceover that says, "I know what I have to do, not only for me but for everyone else." The user brought up the obscure nature of the words. Soft vocals or fast-paced rap with a LoFi or trap beat describe the music of the alleged gunman.
One of his music videos, for the song "Toy Soldier," shows a man firing a long gun at people and then lying face-down in a pool of blood after being shot by police. "I just want to scream/F*ck this world/Livin’ the dream," the associated lyric runs.
Crimo's Facebook and Instagram accounts appear to have been deactivated after the police designated him as a "person of interest." However, following the shooting, a Twitter user uploaded his last post on his Facebook page, which drew comments.
"You're all sinners," the rapper had remarked.