The person of interest in the Highland Park, Illinois, July 4 parade mass shooting has been arrested, police said.
Robert (Bobby) E. Crimo III, 22, was taken into custody without incident by the North Chicago police after a brief pursuit, Highland Park Police Chief Louis E. Jogmen told reporters.
Crimo came to stop during the vehicle chase and officers were able to take him into custody.
Various videos show Crimo crawling on the ground after he stopped his vehicle at the crossroad of U.S. Highway 41 and Wesley Road in Lake Forest. Officers approached him and arrested him.
State and federal authorities identified Crimo as the suspect of the shooting earlier in the day.
“Through law enforcement partnerships and community information and leads, a person of interest has been identified as Robert (Bobby) E. Crimo III,” the City of Highland Park said in a statement.
A photo of Crimo was released along with the statement.
Police declined to answer questions about how they identified Crimo. Before his arrest, Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen warned on Monday afternoon that he could be armed and dangerous.
The city government had urged local residents in downtown Highland Park to shelter in place while the authorities continued their active investigation.
“An active investigation continues into the shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade. The parade route in downtown Highland Park and the central business district remains an active crime scene; therefore, we highly recommend individuals living in this area to continue to shelter in place,” the city said in a statement at the time.
The authorities didn’t say if Crimo is the suspected shooter.
This is an excerpt from The Epoch Times.
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