The suspect arrested in connection with the mass shooting that killed six people and injured at least 38 others in the suburban Chicago neighborhood is also an aspiring rapper with a history of glorifying mass murder in his music videos, BNC News reports.
Monday evening (July 4), hours after the shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III was apprehended and taken into custody after a short chase. Authorities expressed their belief that Crimo III was behind the brazen attack and hinted at a “significant amount of digital evidence” pointing to his involvement.
“This individual would be responsible for what happened,” Lake County Major Crimes Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli said, according to USA Today.
Crimo III, who would rap as “Awake,” posted several music videos depicting mass murder on his YouTube channel, which has since become inaccessible. In one video, Crimo III was allegedly shot by police following a killing spree, foreshadowing actions he would have taken on July 4.
At press time, Crimo III has not been formally charged.