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, Irina McCarthy, 35, Kevin McCarthy, 37, Jacquelyn Sundheim, 63, Stephen Strauss, 88 and Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78.
Robert Crimo charged with seven murders
Robert Crimo III, the person of interest in the Highland Park shooting, has been charged with seven counts of first-degree murder.
If found guilty, he faces a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.
Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart, who announced the charges, also called for a ban on assault weapons and more information on the pre-existing Red Flag law. Illinois.
“We must do everything we can to ensure that the horror that marked these streets, that echoed through these buildings, will never happen again,” he said.
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Authorities expected to announce charges against Robert Crimo soon
Illinois officials are expected to momentarily announce charges against Robert Crimo, the person involved in the July 4 parade shooting in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park that claimed the lives of seven people.
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Parents of two-year-old boy lost in Highland Park mass shooting confirmed among dead
The parents of a baby boy who was lost in the chaos of the July 4 shooting in Highland Park have tragically been named among the dead.
Irina and Kevin McCarthy, a married couple from Highland Park, were confirmed among the seven people who died in Monday’s deadly attack by authorities on Tuesday.
Their two-year-old son was seen shortly after the shooting broke out holding a blanket while his leg and shoes appeared covered in dried blood. He has since reunited with his grandparents.
Rachel Sharp to the story.
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NBC reporter says some online communities are ‘actually terrorist cells with much larger goals’
NBC News senior correspondent Ben Collins, who covers disinformation, extremism and the internet for the US outlet, says mainstream media needs to do a better job of covering far-right online communities, which early reports indicate that Robert Crimo, a person of interest in the Highland Park shooting, was a member of.
“The communities in which Crimo was online are much more accelerationist than what is talked about in mainstream political media, and that needs to change. They are actually terrorist cells with much larger goals,” the NBC reporter tweeted, while sharing an article that said he wrote that Crimo was a fan of Trump, but didn’t want people to blame him. only the former US president.
“We need to start having bigger conversations about this stuff, about doomerism, about blackpilling, about how extremist cults online interact with everyday politics. They do not exist in the political binary we are used to. The internet has fractured culture into a million pieces.
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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, has threatened to ‘kill everyone’ in his home with a three-year-old ‘knife collection’ before breaking out. .
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.
Rachel Sharp has the whole story.
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Everything we know about the suspect in the Highland Park parade shooting
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