Bystanders run after hearing gunshots during a shooting during the 4th of July parade in Illinois
The suspect in the mass shooting at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois, threatened to ‘kill everyone’ in his home three years before the deadly attack, authorities have revealed .
Lake County Deputy Sheriff Chief Christopher Covelli told a Tuesday afternoon news conference that officers were called to Robert E Crimo’s home in September 2019 and confiscated several knives, but did not had not arrested the suspect.
Mr Crimo is suspected of having scaled an emergency exit and fired more than 70 bullets into the July 4 parade crowd from the roof of a business, killing five at the scene, fatally wounding two and injuring others tens.
He was arrested about eight hours later after an intensive manhunt.
Mr Covelli earlier said the suspect “planned his attack for several weeks” and dressed in women’s clothing as a disguise so he could slip under the radar as he fled the scene.
The weapon used in the shooting was a high-powered rifle “similar to an AR-15”, police said, and like the second rifle found inside Crimo’s vehicle when he was arrested on Monday, it also was purchased legally.
The names of six of the seven victims have been released: Katherine Goldstein, 64, Irena McCarthy, 35, Kevin McCarthy, 37, Jacquelyn Sundheim, 63, Stephen Strauss, 88 and Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78.
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Robert Crimo threatened to ‘kill everyone’ in his home with ‘knife collection’ three years before filming
Robert Crimo, the 21-year-old man suspected of killing seven people in the July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park, threatened to ‘kill everyone’ in his home with a ‘collection of knives’ three years before to go wild. .
Police told a news conference on Tuesday afternoon that law enforcement was called to his home for incidents twice in 2019.
The second time – in September 2019 – police were called to a report from a family member that Mr Crimo had sworn to ‘kill’ the people inside the house and that he had a ” collection of knives.
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Bevan HurleyJuly 5, 2022 10:14 p.m.
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Suspect Robert Crimo threatened to ‘kill everyone’ in his home in 2019
Robert Crimo threatened to “kill everyone” in his home with “a collection of knives” three years before the shooting, authorities revealed at a press briefing on Wednesday.
Chris Covelli, deputy chief of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, said law enforcement has already met with Mr. Crimo twice.
In April 2019, the police were informed that he had attempted suicide. They spoke with his parents and with Mr. Crimo and the case was handled by mental health services.
Then, in September 2019, a family member contacted authorities to say Mr Crimo was threatening to “kill everyone”.
“The police responded, they took the knives out of the house,” Mr Covelli said.
Bevan HurleyJuly 5, 2022 9:47 p.m.
The names of six of the seven victims are revealed
The names of six of the seven victims of the Highland Park Independence Day Parade were released at a press conference this afternoon.
Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said they were Katherine Goldstein, 64, Irena McCarthy, 35, Kevin McCarthy, 37, Jacquelyn Sundheim, 63, Stephen Strauss, 88, and Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78 years old.
Bevan HurleyJuly 5, 2022 9:38 p.m.
Highland Park shooting victim shares gruesome photo of his face being grazed by a bullet
A young parade participant who narrowly survived after her cheek was grazed by a bullet in Highland Park on July 4, has shared confronting footage of her injuries while decrying the ‘ridiculous’ lack of action on control firearms.
“I can’t believe I was in the middle of a mass shooting,” the woman, known only as Lilli, wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of her bloodstained face.
Bevan HurleyJuly 5, 2022 9:32 p.m.
Highland Park shooting suspect has a strange obsession with number 47
The 21-year-old suspected of opening fire during the July 4 parade in Highland Park appears to be obsessed with the number 47.
Mr. Crimo left an extensive digital footprint in which the budding rapper, who performed under alter-ego Awake, frequently referred to the number 47.
He also had the number tattooed on the side of his face, and it was also painted on the door of a car parked outside his family home.
Bevan HurleyJuly 5, 2022 9:20 p.m.
ICYMI: Mayor Reveals She Was Robert Crimo’s Cub Leader
Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering has revealed she was once the leader of the Cub Scouts for Robert Crimo, the 22-year-old person of interest who was arrested in connection with the July 4 mass shooting that left six dead and dozens injured.
Speaking to NBC Today’s show Hoda Kotb on Tuesday morning, Ms Rotering explained that she could not say whether Mr Crimo was known to authorities before the Independence Day shooting, but she knew him personally several years before when she worked as a Cub Scout leader In the region.
“I know him as someone who was a Cub Scout when I was the Cub Scout leader,” Ms Rotering said. “And it’s one of those things where you step back and say, ‘What happened? How did someone get so angry, so hateful and then go after innocent people who were literally having a family day out? »
When asked by the host if she had any specific memories of Mr. Crimo from when he was a little boy, the mayor kept his response direct but succinct: “He was just a little boy.”
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Johanna ChisholmJuly 5, 2022 9:06 p.m.
MTG shares photoshopped image of suspect while arguing groundless shooting allegations
Marjorie Taylor Greene has admitted to spreading a photoshopped photo as she doubled down on a series of baseless claims about the mass shooting during a July 4 parade in Highland Park, Illinois.
The Georgia rep began her bizarre claims hours after Monday’s shooting when she suggested alleged shooter Robert Crimo’s rampage could be blamed on illicit drug abuse or the side effects of commonly used antidepressants.
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