Police named a person of interest in the Highland Park 4th of July parade shooting on Monday that killed six and wounded over two dozen.
Robert ‘Bobby’ Crimo III, age 22, male white, long black hair, small build, last seen driving a 2010 silver Honda Fit.
Authorities released this image of Robert ‘Bobby’ Crimo III.
JUST IN – Police identify Robert "Bobby" E. Crimo III (22) as the suspect in the Highland Park shooting. pic.twitter.com/8ohtyNYatf
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) July 4, 2022
WANTED: Authorities have released this photo of the person of interest in the Highland Park, Illinois shooting, Robert "Bobby" E. Crimo III pic.twitter.com/ugrIRBRlnR
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 4, 2022
Crimo reportedly purchased the rifle used in the attack.
The 22-year-old is also known as “Awake the Rapper.”
Robert Crimo III, also known as "Awake the Rapper," released a horrifying cryptic video showing images of a man shooting another person, back in October 2021. Authorities named him a person of interest in the Highland Park #July4th parade shooting https://t.co/mWTc6cF7VX
— Tyler O'Neil (@Tyler2ONeil) July 4, 2022
ALLEGED ILLINOIS MASS-SHOOTER PHOTOS:
Robert "Bobby" Crimo, III, aka "Awake" is being sought for questioning.
If you know where he is, phone 1-800-CALL-FBI. pic.twitter.com/mYPiLecY7y
— Paul Fox (@PaulFox50854324) July 4, 2022
— Rising serpent 🇺🇸 (@rising_serpent) July 4, 2022
BREAKING: Robert "Bobby" Crimo III has been identified as the person of interest in the deadly mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois (near Chicago). Six were killed & dozens injured at the July 4th holiday parade massacre. #HighlandPark pic.twitter.com/sgjxB0G6aT
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) July 4, 2022
Before the YouTube channel was scrubbed, The Gateway Pundit saved these screen images from an account that posted Bobby Crimo videos.
The Gateway Pundit shared this info and provided a transcript:
This video posted October 15, 2021 has interspersed drawings of a figure holding a rifle and images of Crimo in a school room.
“Like a sleepwalker I am breaking through no matter what. Like a sleepwalker unable to stop and think, my actions will be valiant and my thought is unnecessary. I know what I have to do. I know what’s in it not only for me but for everyone else. Where am I going? I don’t know. I don’t care. There is no past or future, just the now. It is more abstract than I could ever imagine. I can feel the atmosphere pushing me in. It’s unstoppable, like a wave pulling me under. I can’t breath without it. I can’t see or hear what I don’t want. I need to leave now. I need to just do it. It is my destiny. Everything has led up to this. Nothing can stop me, not even myself. Is there such a thing as free will or has this been planned out like a cosmic recipe? It is what I have been waiting for in the back of my head ready to be awakened. It’s what I was sent here to do. Like a sleepwalker walking steady with my head held high. Like a sleepwalker walking blindly into the night.”
Transcribed by TGP.
— Catalaya Heisenberg (@catalayahere) July 4, 2022
Suspected Highland Park Shooter, Robert Crimo posted this video depicting drawings of a man with a rifle and referring to this as his “destiny”
— Andrew Hensel (@AndrewHenselTCS) July 4, 2022
Fox News reported:
An FBI wanted poster describes Robert E. Crimo III as a thin White male with brown eyes and neck-length brown hair, weighing 120 pounds. The poster also describes his tattoos: “four tally marks with a line through them on his right cheek, red roses and green leaves on his neck, and cursive script above his left eyebrow.”
The poster describes him as “armed and dangerous.”
Crimo is also known as “Awake the Rapper.”
IMDB describes Crimo as a “six foot Hip hop phenom” born on Sept. 20, 2000. “He’s the middle child of three and of Italian descent.”
Crimo began uploading his music to the internet at age 11, but first gained traction with his 2016 track “By The Pond” featuring Atlas, according to IMDB. His estimated net worth is “$100 thousand.”
Crimo is the son of Bob Crimo, president at Bob’s Pantry & Deli in Highland Park. According to his Facebook account, the father ran for Highland Park mayor in 2020.
The rapper released a cryptic track called “Are You Awake” on Oct. 15, 2021. The track appears to suggest that Crimo was planning a life-defining act beyond his ability to stop. The video includes drawings of a man aiming a rifle at another person.
The video also includes an image of a newspaper clipping about Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated President John F. Kennedy, and another image of a victim shot with blood spraying from the body.