After hours of running, he was finally caught.
the police in Chicagoreported this Monday afternoon that he was arrested Robert E. Cremo III The 22-year-old was linked to a shooting during a 4th of July celebration outside Chicago that killed at least 6 people and injured more than 30.
The motive behind the attack is currently unknown.
As reported in a press conference, he was captured in the northern Chicago By a police officer who unsuccessfully tried to stop him during a traffic stop.
“We believe that Cremo planned this attack for several weeksChris Coveli of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force said on Tuesday.
“He brought a high-powered rifle to the parade, climbed through an emergency ladder to the roof of a business, and shot innocent attendees at the Independence Day celebrations,” he said.
During the attack, Cremo was “wearing women’s clothes.”
“Investigators believe he did this to cover up his facial tattoos and identity and eloped with other people.”
Crime More than 70 bullets fired on the crowd, as per the first investigation. The used rifle and another rifle in their vehicle were legally purchased by Cremo in Illinois.
There have been no indications that anyone else was involved in the attack and investigators are trying to ascertain their motives.
“At this time we have no information to suggest that there was a racial or religious motivation,” Covelli said.
Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rottering said she could face charges on Tuesday.
“Our country needs to have a conversation about these weekly incidents involving the killing of dozens of people with legally obtained weapons,” he told Nation World News.
The young man was handed over to the Highland Park Police for investigation so that links with the case could be made.
possession of Crime Ending an hours-long search in which police shared details and details of the youth, as well as the car he was driving in, and asked people to stay away from him as they considered him “an armed and dangerous subject”.
What is known about Cremo III?
Mayor Rottering says that she has known Cremo since he was a boy in the Scouts. “What happened? How did someone become so angry, so disgusting?” Rottering said.
The authorities had identified him by his tattoos, including a distinctive tattoo on his cheek showing four stripes as the traditional count of five.
Local media in the US indicated that Cremo lives in Chicago, is a rapper and publishes his songs on social networks. His artistic nickname is Awake the Rapper.
A profile of his name on the IMDB movie page (which has not been officially confirmed) identifies him as “an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and director”.
In his productions, he often featured images and messages of violence. A video posted on YouTube has images about rifles being used against people. Another is an armed man, allegedly an assailant, who has been gunned down by the police.
Police said they are reviewing these posts.
In another video titled on my mind (“In My Mind”), Cremo is seen wearing a military ops vest and helmet in a classroom.
At one point in the recording, he reaches into a backpack and, after cutting through a black screen, chaos ensues in the classroom and the young man smiles maliciously.
“My actions will be brave and my thinking is unnecessary. I know what to do, I know what it means, not only to me, but to everyone else”, he sings in one song.
in another song, are you awakesays he will perform “an act that will define his life beyond his ability to prevent” and includes an image of a newspaper clipping about Lee Harvey Oswald, the shooter who assassinated President John F.
One of the detainee’s uncles, Paul A. krimo said that He “did not see signs that compelled him to do so”,
“He’s usually lonely. He’s a lonely and quiet person. He keeps it all to himself,” he told Nation World News.
Cremo III lives in Highwood, very close to Highland Park. His father, Robert Cremo Jr., is known to the community and once ran for local mayor.
The shooting took place during one of the traditional American Independence Day parades.
Local media report that hundreds of people crowded the sidewalks to enjoy floats, musical bands and performances as part of the city’s celebrations.
According to preliminary reports, the attacker opened fire from the roof of a camping supply store at around 10:15 local time (15:15 GMT) minutes after the incident began.
The suspect is believed to have shot attendees from the roof of a camping supply store in what police described as a high-powered rifle.
According to officials, he had climbed to the roof via an unsafe ladder, which is located in an alleyway at the back of the building.
According to local police, officers secured a perimeter around Downtown Highland Park and recovered “evidence of a firearm”.