Alleged shooter in Highland Park July 4th parade attack charged with 7 counts of murder in ‘premeditated and calculated attack’

Posted on AllSides July 5th, 2022
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Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune

Prosecutors on Tuesday filed murder charges against the man suspected of firing upon crowds gathered for a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park on Monday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 30.

Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, 21, is charged with seven counts of first-degree murder in what Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart called a “premeditated and calculated attack.” Crimo was apprehended late Monday afternoon following an hourslong search involving more than 100 law enforcement agencies.

Rinehart said he anticipates dozens more charges as...

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