After endless hours on the run, he was finally caught.
Police Chicago It said on Monday afternoon Arrest Robert E. Grimo IIIAssociated with a 22-year-old youth At least 6 people were killed and over 30 injured in the firing During a 4th of July celebration outside Chicago.
The reason behind the attack is still unknown.
As reported in the press conference, he was captured in the North Chicago A police officer unsuccessfully attempted to stop him during a traffic stop.
“We believe that Grimmo planned the attack for weeksChris Covelli of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force said Tuesday.
“He brought a high-powered gun to the march, climbed onto the roof of a business via an emergency ladder and shot dead innocent people attending the Independence Day event,” he added.
At the time of the attack, Grimo was “dressed in women’s clothing.”
“Investigators believe he did this to hide the tattoos on his face and identity and to escape confusion and get away with others.”
crime More than 70 bullets were fired at the crowd, according to the first investigation. The gun used and the other in his vehicle were legally purchased by Grimmo in Illinois.
There is no indication that anyone else was involved in the attack and investigators are trying to determine their motivations.
“We don’t have any information that suggests there is a racial or religious motivation at this time,” Koveli said.
He is expected to face charges Tuesday, Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering said.
“Our country needs to have a conversation about the weekly events in which dozens of people are slaughtered by legally obtained weapons,” he told CNN.
The youth was handed over to Highland Park police for questioning so that links to the case can be made.
catch crime The description and description of the young man and the car he was moving in and what he considered an “armed and dangerous subject” urged people to stay away from him.
What is known about Grimo III?
Mayor Rotering says he’s known Grimmow since he was a boy in the Boy Scouts. “What happened? How could someone get so angry and hateful?” Rotering said.
Authorities identified him by his tattoos, including a distinctive one on his chin that showed four lines with another running through them, the traditional number five.
American local media pointed out that Grimo lives in Chicago, is a rapper and publishes his songs on social networks. His stage name is Awake The Rapper.
A profile of his name on the IMDB movie page (which officials have not officially confirmed he owns) identifies him as “an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and director.”
In his productions, he often contained images and messages of violence. A video posted on YouTube contains drawings of guns being used against people. In another, a gunman was killed by police as an alleged attacker.
Police said they are examining the records.
In another video titled in my mind (“In My Mind”), Grimaud wears a military uniform and helmet in a classroom.
At one point in the recording, he enters a backpack and, after cutting to a black screen, finds the classroom in chaos, with the young man smiling maliciously.
“My actions are bold, my thinking is unnecessary. I know what I have to do, I know what it is, not just me, but everyone else,” he sings in one song.
In another song, Are you awake?He says he will do “a life-defining act beyond his ability to stop” and President John F. Also included is an image of a newspaper clipping about Lee Harvey Oswald, the sniper who assassinated Kennedy.
Paul A. Grimo, one of the uncles of the arrested said He found no “signs that induced him to do this.”.
“He’s usually by himself. He’s a lonely and quiet person. He keeps everything to himself,” she told CNN.
Grimo III lives in Highwood, very close to Highland Park. His father, Robert Grimo Jr., is well known in the community and once ran for local mayor.
Shots were fired at a traditional American Independence Day parade.
Local media reported that hundreds of people lined the sidewalks to enjoy floats, bands and performances as part of the city’s celebrations.
An assailant opened fire from the roof of a camping supply store at around 10:15 local time (15:15 GMT), minutes after the event began, according to initial reports.
The suspect is believed to have shot the participants from the roof of a camping supply store.
According to authorities, he climbed onto the roof via an unsecured ladder located in an alley at the rear of the building.
Officers secured a perimeter around Highland Park and recovered “evidence of a firearm,” according to local police.
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