Person of interest identified, taken into custody in connection with deadly Highland Park parade shooting

Robert Crimo has been identified as the person of interest in the Highland Park shooting.
Robert Crimo has been identified as the person of interest in the Highland Park shooting.(City of Highland Park, Illinois)
Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 5:47 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2022 at 11:43 AM CDT
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HIGHLAND PARK, Ill (KFVS) - A person of interest has been identified in the shooting that killed six people at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday, July 4.

In a statement, the City of Highland Park said they identified 21-year-old Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III as a person of interest.

Crimo was taken into custody several hours after police released a photo of him and a photo of his 2010 Silver Honda Fit.

Police considered him armed and dangerous.

According to a releases statement, an officer attempted to stop Crimo on IL Route 41 and Buckley in North Chicago at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Crimo led the officer on a brief chase. His vehicle was stopped at IL Route 41 and Westleigh Road in Lake Forest and Crimo was taken into custody.

Police said the investigation into the deadly shooting is ongoing.

The FBI and Lake County Major Crimes Unit remain on site.

The public are encouraged to submit any tips and/or photos/videos that may help investigators.

The City of Highland Park has made crisis counseling available to anyone in need.

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