A 21-year-old man opened fire on a Highland Park, IL, Independence Day parade on Monday, killing 6 and injuring 36.
Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III is charged with 7 counts of first-degree murder, according to a lead prosecuter.
According to law enforcement, the shooter had planned the attack for “several weeks”, leading up to the horrific event.
The motive remains unknown.
What we know
According to a police statement, the shooter had numerous knives and a sword confiscated in 2019, after he told a family member that he was going to “kill everyone”.
Crimo wore women’s clothing during the time of the shooting.
The gunman has produced rap music in the past, with a Spotify account connected to his name and likeness. Known as “Awake the Rapper”, he has uploaded music since the age of 11. According to Fox News, Crimo had a 2016 track “By The Pond” which made a splash in the industry. He has an estimated net worth of $100k.
Photos from social media
The shooter had an active social media presence, posting images of himself in many strange, almost ironic poses.
Antifa, left-wing connections
Gateway Pundit reports on Crimo’s ties to the Democratic Socialists of America and the “antifascist” anarchy group Antifa:
Crimo has ties to the Democratic Socialists of America as noted by the tattoo on his neck. This is the largest and fastest-growing socialist organization in the US.
Crimo also has ties to Antifa. In one picture on social media, he shares his dark Antifa outfit.
Throughout his social media posts he shares Antifa and progressive symbology.
Evidence reveals Crimo is not a Trump supporter. He makes fun of Trump and his followers in his social media posts. Crimo attended a Trump event dressed up as ‘Where’s Waldo’ outfit. This appears to be sarcasm and an attack on President 45 who may also be President 47.
His social media posts appear as if he wants to kill President 47.
Crimo’s YouTube channel
The shooter also had a YouTube channel, which has been largely scrubbed of information. Many strange elements appear in his videos, with unidentified symbols.
Twitter personality Mike Cernovich posted an archive of the shooter’s YouTube account, with a warning.
Another Twitter user downloaded the content “downloaded the shooter’s YouTube channel before Google scrubs it”. Many of the original tweets have been removed, but it’s unclear whether they were removed by the original author or by YouTube.
Rogue Review will provide updates when they become available.